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The Cold War race to the centre of the Earth

Places around the world that exist at the extreme end of the spectrum. During the Cold War, the US and Soviets both created ambitious projects to drill deeper than ever before. On a remote peninsular in the Arctic circle, something strange is happening under the ground. Until the late 80s, the Soviets brought 1007 radioisotope generators to the Northern and Far Eastern coasts. A large crater in Siberia's permafrost gives intriguing insights into the past. The historic German city that has a history from outer space. It’s 10 years since Japan was hit by a giant 9.0-magnitude earthquake, triggering a massive tsunami. The surprising repository of ancient ice at the heart of the study of climate change. Mount Etna looms large over daily life in Sicily.........Read more

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