Danish scientists stumble upon world’s northernmost island
12 September 2021 | 12:12 pm
A team of researchers has come across the Earth's most northerly island. The discovery came about by chance, after a mix-up with satellite tracking. Danish scientists stumble upon world's northernmost island
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