Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Question 9: Is there a lot of ice there?

Yes, the ice at the South Pole is over two miles deep! In spite of all that frozen water, the South Pole is one of the driest places on Earth. It's so cold that the water freezes out of the air. That dry air then sucks the moisture out of people, so we need to drink a LOT of water to keep from getting sick, and constantly use lotion on our hands to keep them from drying out.

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