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Last time I wrote, we had just lowered our pump down our borehole in the hopes of raising it back out again. A lot's happened since then.

Mostly, it's been a tug-of-war between us and the pump. First the pump wouldn't start. Seeing as the thing was ...


Among our first tasks here at Summit Station is to pump fluid out of a borehole. Typically, when climate scientists and glaciologists drill for ice cores, they backfill the holes with fluid for a couple of reasons.

Without any fluid in the holes, which can be miles deep but only ...