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Montevideo, April 20th 2021 - 04:16 UTC

Tag: RV Polarstern

  • Monday, March 29th 2021 - 13:07 UTC

    Lufthansa to repeat historic trip to Falklands

    The flight’s crew duty period lasted a mammoth 20 days. Photo: Lufthansa

    Lufthansa will on Tuesday repeat its longest-ever non-stop flight as it flies an A350 from Hamburg to Mount Pleasant Airport in the Falkland Islands, according to aviation industry website Simple Flying. The German flag carrier first flew the route in January 2021 with a flight clocking in at 15 hours and 36 minutes.

  • Thursday, January 21st 2021 - 00:48 UTC

    Lufthansa to fly nontop to Falklands carrying German scientists

    The Airbus 350 registered D-AIXN is to transport researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute to the Islands on their way to Antarctica.

    German carrier Lufthansa Wednesday issued a press release confirming plans are underway for a nonstop charter flight between Hamburg and Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands for scientific purposes. The airline highlighted the trip will be one of its longest nonstop stretches ever.

  • Thursday, April 2nd 2020 - 07:55 UTC

    Antarctica some 90 million years ago was a temperate, swampy rainforest

    The sediment core obtained by the RV Polarstern in the Amundsen Sea near the Pine Island Glacier dated to about 90 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period

    Antarctica is now a harsh land of ice and snow but has not always been that way. Earth's southernmost continent long ago was home to temperate, swampy rainforests teeming with life, scientists said on Wednesday based on pristinely preserved forest soil they retrieved by drilling under the seafloor off Antarctica's coast.