Stories from the edge of the world (and the universe)

At the southmost end of our planet, there is a mysterious territory unknown to humans during most of their history: Antarctica. Now, more than a century after humans arrived at the South Pole, Antarctica has become a center of research, where experts come every year from all over the world to develop scientific studies to understand our world and the universe. The Colombian astrophysicist Juan Diego Soler was one of them. In 2010, he landed for the first time on that frozen land, supported by NASA and United States National Science Foundation (NSF), to launch into the stratosphere a robotic telescope propelled by a helium balloon to look at the origin of the stars. This is his story and that of the adventurers that reached for what has been called the last place on Earth.

Data sheet
Category: No fiction, science
ISBN: 978-958-5549-88-3
Publication date: 1/11/2021
Extent: 602
Format: 16 x 25 cm

Author´s biography

Simón Posada. Is a journalist that has worked in CNN en Español, BBC News Mundo, Univisión, El Colombiano, El Tiempo, Grupo Editorial Planeta, KienyKe, RCN Televisión and the magazines SoHo, Don Juan, Semana and Cambio. Author of two chronicle books, his journalistic works have been published in some anthologies. He studied film script at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. He won the Premio Nacional de Periodismo Simon Bolivar for the best chronicle, in 2015.