Anтarcтιca ιѕ a нarѕн place and тнey ѕтιll ĸeep мany ѕecreтѕ. ιтѕ eхтreмe тeмperaтυreѕ мaĸe ιт one oғ тнe leaѕт eхplored placeѕ on earтн, and тнanĸѕ тo тнaт, ѕecreт ғacιlιтιeѕ lιĸe тнe ғaмoυѕ area 122 can eхιѕт.
Foresight of Area 122
Located on Ross Island, the area is part of the Antarctic Special Protected Area, or ASPA for short. There are a total of 170 ASPAS in Antarctica, all for scientific research… but there is no ASPAS quite like Area 122.
Area 122 and the mystery of its facilities
There are many theories surrounding this mysterious laboratory. One of the best known is that it focuses on the search for extraterrestrial life, although this has yet to be confirmed.
This secret facility keeps scientists working quietly, without the media or third parties breaking in or trying to find out what they’re doing. Thus, they can focus on exploring the Northern Lights and the ozone layer freely.
The facility has a dome that looks a lot like a radar system, but inside is completely innocuous and devoid of any mystery. Professionals stay in constant contact with their families, employees and friends through a satellite system.
In all this transparency, however, there is something that worries theorists, and that is the excessive military surveillance that exists at the facility deep in the mountains.
These specific facilities are known as Area 122 and unlike the main area, it is under military control 24 hours a day, in addition to being completely sealed off.
Reports have been leaked that there is no way for an unauthorized person to enter the base. Soldiers on duty arrest anyone immediately and most likely, they take them to the interrogation room to find out why they infiltrated.
Secrets in Antarctica
McMurdo Research Station.
Area 122 is operated by the Antarctic program of the United States and New Zealand. The team had to work with computers that didn’t have USB ports, but old floppy drives. This makes it impossible for them to extract information.
Skylights in this facility are distributed across the ceiling, providing direct access to the world outside the lab. In the corner is a Dobson spectrometer, with a large periscope sticking out.
This spectrometer is used to analyze the ozone layer, while other instruments scan the upper atmosphere and northern lights.
Since 1959, 122 New Zealand scientists have worked at Site 122, near the American research station, McMurdo.
The station is the largest station, both in terms of infrastructure and logistics, in the whole of Antarctica, operated by the US Antarctic Program since 1955.
The mysteries behind this Area 122 facility are still as prevalent as they were in the past. Despite the fact that many researchers tried to reach its insides, the security capabilities far exceeded all expectations.