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originally posted by: humanoidlord
definitely a base camp of some kind, anyone can correlate the coordinates with any know scientific bases?
originally posted by: CynConcepts
Most dyed diesel, sold in the U.S., comes with a red coloring and is not usually available for purchase by the public. However, you may occasionally see this dyed gasoline at a fuel station. By law, this dyed gas is only for use in off-road vehicles, such as farm tractors, heavy construction equipment, and generators. Because it is not supposed to be used for on-road vehicles, this fuel is not taxed within the United States.
Diesel that is designated for use by U.S. government vehicles is dyed blue instead of red. This color variation helps to keep clear fuel used by the general public separate from the gas used by government on-road vehicles.
So yes the red may be most likely a dyed diesel spill.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Xcathdra
No problem. I looked up Queen Maud Land stations for a list and found this picture:
Kohnen looked about right so I checked out the Wikipedia page and saw the coordinates. If you look at this image again:
I think what is seen there is the station itself with the sun hitting it at very oblique angle so that it's casting a very long shadow.
If you look closely at the shadow, you can make out the gaps between the buildings and the hoist. What looks like three white dashes in a line (right side of feature) would be snow on the roofs.
The line of features below I would assume are from ice core drilling.
originally posted by: Quadlink
The Kohnen Station is a German polar research station in the Antarctic. It is named after Heinz Kohnen, who for a long time was head of the logistics department of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI). The station was built in 2001 on the Queen Maud Land (Norwegian: Dronning Maud Land) from the containers of the former Filchner station, which had to be rescued in 1999. It lies at 75 ° 00'S, 00 ° 04'O at 2892 meters altitude, about 757 km southeast of the Neumayer station. The Kohnen Station serves as a logistic basis for the ice drilling in Queen Maud Land of the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA). It is a European deep drilling project to reconstruct the climate of the Antarctic Atlantic Ocean sector during the last one hundred thousand years. www.awi-bremerhaven.de...