Science: The Aries

In their arctic flying suits, the British-Canadian crew of the converted Lancaster bomber looked like men from Mars. Every available inch of their 37-ton, four-engine plane, the Aries,* was filled with scientific equipment, much of it secret. When they left Whitehorse in the Yukon one day last week and landed 20 hours later at Shrewsbury, England, on the last lap of a two-week tour of Arctic exploration, they had accomplished more than many an explorer of a generation ago did in a lifetime. They had made three trips into the Arctic, found the...

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