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Amazing effort to move Cambridge Antarctic base on skis Watch: A major operation to safeguard an Antarctic base from falling into the sea has been hailed a success05:00, 9 FEB 2017Get daily updates directly to your kate spade sale site inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA futuristic research station in Antarctica has been saved from plunging into the sea after being dragged more than 14 miles to safety.The Cambridge based British Antarctic Survey's research station Halley VI was in danger of slipping into oblivion after a crack opened up in the Brunt Ice Shelf.But engineers spotted the danger many months ago, and as the News has reported, they have been working on a plan to move the base, which is divided into eight large modules built on legs.Fast cracking ice forces Cambridge scientists to be evacuated from Antarctic baseLast month, the BAS revealed it was going to 'mothball' the station during the coming kate spade crossbody bag clearance Antarctic winter, when temperatures nosedive to minus 50 and lower.Halley VI being towed (image British Antarctic Survey/Michal Krzysztofowicz)The Brunt Ice Shelf is a massive floating slab of ice about 150 metres thick, jutting out into the Weddell Sea, and the BAS station has giant skis fitted so it can be moved if necessary.For the past 13 weeks, tractors have been used to tow it to a safer spot.From frozen continent to kate spade american website Cambridge museum new exhibition highlights artist's impressions of AntarcticaThe BAS's director Prof Dame Jane Francis, speaking from Antarctica, said: "The relocation is a terrific achievement for our operational teams. Everyone who has worked so hard is absolutely buoyant about the success of the move.
They are very proud of what they achieved and I am proud of them kate spade 60 off all."Halley VI (image British Antarctic Survey/Tom Welsh)During the Antarctic summer ships and aircraft operating in the area could be used to rescue scientists if an emergency arose, but in the winter months it is permanently dark, temperatures are extremely low, and the sea freezes over.Research at Halley VI includes keeping track of space storms, and in 1986, BAS scientists were the first to discover evidence of a hole in the ozone layer.