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Science at the far end of the world

Words by Lauren De Vos
Map by William Ruzek
The ancient Polynesian mariners who first colonised Rapa Nui were celestial navigators, forging a route across the Pacific guided by the stars that light the night skies. Today, international flights and modern seafaring make Rapa Nui infinitely more reachable, but the region remains a challenging place for scientists to work in.<br /> Photo by Jim Richardson | National Geographic Creative