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Tag: Argentine Antarctic Institute

  • Thursday, January 26th 2023 - 09:51 UTC

    Argentina keeping an eye on Antarctica's new iceberg

    “It is necessary to monitor when the icebreaker Irizar passes by that [the ice floe] is at a prudent distance,” Marinsek explained

    The Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA) warned that the iceberg that calved off the Brunt Ice Shelf into the Wedell Sea is such a large structure that any vessel coming its way would have to take evasive action. Hence, it is being monitored to make sure it does not affect the icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar's route from Ushuaia to the Argentine bases in the region.

  • Monday, December 27th 2021 - 20:45 UTC

    Argentina to set up Antarctica observatory to look for exoplanets

    The observatory will have a telescope with the instruments necessary to produce high-quality images, it was reported

    Argentina will install an observatory at the Belgrano II base in Antarctica, 1,300 kilometers from the South Pole, which will be operated from Buenos Aires. The automated telescope will be used to detect exoplanets and other celestial bodies which are difficult to watch from other latitudes, it was announced.