A SpaceX Starlink satellite dish withstood 30-knot winds in Antarctica, giving researchers what they called “uprecedented connectivity” as they investigated 2.7-million year old ice.

The team at the Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX) posted footage on Twitter from Allan Hills, where temperatures are below -19C, of a Starlink dish stuck in the ice, despite its lowest operating temperature being -30C.

“Wild that we can see what was frozen 2.7 million years ago,” SpaceX and Twitter CEO Elon Musk responded.

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