Concordia Research Station in the Antarctic Dark

©ESA/IPEV/PNRA-B. Healey

Concordia Research Station

Concordia research station in Antarctica is a place of extremes. In winter no sunlight is seen for four months and the typical crew of twelve live in complete isolation.

ESA sponsors a research medical doctor each year to study the effects of living in isolation. The extreme cold, isolation, sensory deprivation and remoteness make living in Concordia similar to living on another planet.

Share your summer pictures with the crew who have not seen the Sun since 4 May: blogs.esa.int/concordia/2015/06/24/midsummer-greetings/

Credit: ESA/IPEV/PNRA-B. Healey Larger image

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