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Dots on the horizon

10 Mar 2016, 15:58 UTC
Dots on the horizon
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First sign of Raid. Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA-F. van den Berg
Taken from ESA-sponsored medical doctor Floris van den Berg's personal blog:
‘I see the sea! First!’ – my sisters
Raid arriving. Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA-F. van den Berg
My family went to the North Sea for holidays almost every year. The second we got there, my sisters and I would race up the little hill towards the dunes to get the first view of the sea. The excitement of running up that little hill to see the sea never wore out even after all this time.
Unfortunately, the horizon in Concordia is a more constant one. No little hills to climb to see the sea around here. In fact, there are no hills at all and even if there were we are 1100 km from the coast, so the sea is not in sight anyway. Quite a shame…
Twice a year there is a different reason for horizon excitement: the Raid arrives!
‘I see the Raid! First!’ – nobody (yet)
New supplies. Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA-F. van den Berg
Maybe it was because we watched it from the quiet tower that nobody yelled it out loud, but the arrival of the Raid was indeed quite ...

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