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Pan-continental project seeks to break the Antarctic ice

As I spoke to University of Tasmania researcher, associate professor Elizabeth Leane, I could hear sighing gusts of wind in the background. “I’m looking directly at an ice breaker,” she loudly voiced over the gale. By that she meant the Aurora Australis, a red, 95-metre behemoth stationed in Hobart, but frequently chartered southward, to the frozen land.

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