The Nuclear City Lost Under Ice | Camp Century

The Nuclear City Lost Under Ice | Camp Century

Hidden beneath Greenland’s ice and powered by a nuclear reactor, Camp Century made for an interesting US military base. But life under the ice came with unique struggles; and although it wasn’t mainly constructed for science, the base also paved the way for important discoveries about the history of Earth’s climate.

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