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13th February, 1956 the Russian Antarctic station "Peace" discovered

On the 13th of February, 1956 observatory "Peace" was discovered, which became the main base for research of Russian scientists in the Antarctic.

You can find the observatory on the map on the following coordinates: 66 ° 33 'S 93 ° 01 'E. It is located on the banks of the Davis Sea coast Truth. Polar day lasts from December 7th until January 5th. One function of the base - the support of the "Vostok" station.

The station was named in honor of one of the sloops, on which went to the Antarctic expedition Mikhail Lazarev and Fabian Gottlieb Bellingshausen. During this expedition the world's sixth continent was discovered and mapped.

Now the station has a team of forecasters that conduct geophysical and climatological research.

This Day in History 13-02-2013