After four months of darkness, the sun finally rises on 11 August at Concordia Research Station (WAP MNB-Ø3) in Antarctica. The crew are understandably reverent.
For nine months, researchers are holding down the base in one of the most isolated, confined and extreme environments on Earth, with no way in or out of the Station.
They run experiments in human physiology and biology, atmospheric physics, meteorology and astronomy, among other disciplines, as well as maintain the base, one of only three to run year-round in the Antarctic.
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