Beautiful Antarctica feature on BoingBoing

Maggie Koerth-Baker, who I finally met in person at AAAS meeting, just designed an amazing feature on BoingBoing - the Antarctica:

It's about the Antarctic Geospatial Information Center, a group of researchers based at the University of Minnesota who do the information processing and visualization that makes other research on the Frozen Continent possible. The story features some great details about life in Antarctica and tons of photos taken by the AGIC crew.

Quick fun fact: Do you know how researchers use satellite images to find packs of penguins? Turns out, they look for huge smears of brownish-red penguin poop across the white landscape.

It is wide - scroll the page left and right, not just up and down. Look at the amazing pictures, and read the long comment thread at the bottom.

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