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An Otherworldly Place to Hunt for Other Worlds

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Science  05 Mar 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5663, pp. 1459
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5663.1459

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The calm, cloudless skies above Dome C, 3233 meters above sea level in the middle of the main Antarctic ice sheet, make the isolated spot a stargazer's dream. The site is the location of the newest permanent year-round station in Antarctica, a joint French-Italian project called Concordia.