Stranded Antarctic Researchers Make The Most Of It With Delightful Tweets And Vines

Updated: The Chinese rescue was ship was forced to turn back, but an Australian vessel is on the way. Scientists have been posting some awesome images from aboard the blocked research ship, which is currently stuck in ice.

1. A blizzard on Christmas Eve left 74 men and women aboard a research ship stranded in Antarctica, frozen in the ice.

AP Photo/Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography, Andrew Peacock

3. Chris Turney, professor of Climate Change at the University of New South Wales, has been tweeting photos and Vines from the stranded vessel.

AP Photo/Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography, Andrew Peacock

10. A second blizzard rolled in after the ship got stuck, inspiring this truly excellent Vine starring Turney and Jha of the gentlemen.

12. After inspecting the vessel to make sure everything was shipshape after the second blizzard, the researchers got back to work.

14. SCIENCE.

AP Photo/Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography, Andrew Peacock

15. MORE SCIENCE.

19. He even made a delightful Vine to announce that they’d sighted the rescue ship!

20. Everyone aboard the ship seemed quite pleased to see the icebreaker on the horizon.

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