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The Highs and the Lows

Life at Concordia is not always perfect. That much you can picture by reading any book about life in extreme conditions, isolation and confinement in particular. After nine months surrounded by ice, I can tell you that...

The kingdom of light is about to end<...

Last Sunday the Sun disappeared below the Antarctic horizon not to return for over three months. The crew at Concordia research station will live and work under artificial light in complete isolation. Antonio Litterio describes the feelings of fear and amazement and suggests you listen to "Wild Side" by Italian musician Roberto Cacciapaglia as you read this entry. This unofficial video of the song was suggested by Roberto himself as a suitable version to play while reading: Antarctica continues to change as it enters a new phase and the kingdoms that make up this immense territory will follow. The kingdom of light is about to end. The midday sun is now  afraid...