February 06, 2008
A Different Sort of Colonoscopy

An intrepid group of Chinese has set up a telescope on a high plateau in Antarctica. Advantages: unparalleled atmospheric stability, absolute darkness with no conceivable threat of urban light polution. Disadvantages: Dude, it's Antarctica! They had to shlep it all across the world's most inhospitable desert on sleds.

So raise a glass, and here's to hoping that damned frozen bit of optics discovers something amazing.

Posted by scott at February 06, 2008 08:07 PM

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good luck to 'em...wonder what they'll see from the ass-end of the earth?

Posted by: Mark on February 6, 2008 09:06 PM


Posted by: ronaprhys on February 7, 2008 03:53 AM

No doubt they'll discover some prehistoric artifacts which are similar to those found in mainland China, meaning that China now has a historical claim to all of Antarctica.

Posted by: DensityDuck on February 7, 2008 01:45 PM
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