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Helicopter approaches several tents on a rocky landscape.
Date Taken:
Austral Summer 2000 - 2001
Photograph By:
Josh Landis, NSF
License Type:
Public Domain

A helicopter prepares to land at Beacon Valley in the Dry Valleys of southern Victoria Land. One research group of scientists focuses on the landscape features and soils of Antarctica's Dry Valley region to provide a more complete understanding of past global climatic and environmental conditions.

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