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50 scientists launch groundbreaking mission to circumnavigate Antarctica

In a first-of-its-kind expedition, more than 50 researchers hailing from 30 countries are joining forces on a journey to circumnavigate Antarctica. Their goal? To measure pollution and signs of climate change across the continent. The team will set off from Cape Town on the Russian research vessel Akademik Treshnikov on December 20, 2016 with a planned return of March 18 next year.
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