In this chapter you read about Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, and Oceania, which contains some of Earth's most beautiful tropical locations. Each year about 4,000 scientists are engaged in studying the continent of Antarctica. Its remote location and frigid temperatures can make life there dangerous.
Destination Title: Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica
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Start at the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica's Virtual Tour site.
- Read the information on the page, then click on McMurdo at the bottom of the screen.
- Explore the information about McMurdo, then click on South Pole at the bottom of the screen.
- Read about the South Pole, then click on More Cold Facts at the bottom of the page.
- Browse through the text and pictures on each page. To enlarge a photograph, click on it. To return to the full page of text, click the "back" button.
After navigating these pages, answer the following questions.