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Nick and Lita Oppegard (Photo by Graelyn Brashear/Alaska Public Media)

Eagle River couple plans vast African adventure in wooden plane

By | Featured News, Nation & World, Outdoors, Southcentral, Transportation | No Comments
A lot of people wouldn’t be all that excited about hopping in a WOODEN plane and flying thousands of miles, but in November, an Eagle River couple will do just that. They’ll be part of a vintage air rally, flying an antique plane from Crete to Capetown on a journey that will take more than a month. Alaska Public Media’s Graelyn Brashear met them to learn more about the adventure.
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Scientists use seismic waves to map Okmok volcano

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In the rich volcanic landscape of the Aleutians, Okmok volcano on Umnak Island has drawn special attention this summer. Matt Haney, a research geophysicist with the Alaska Volcano Observatory, is part of a team trying to create an image of the inside of Okmok. The process is like a geological CAT scan, mapping the earth rather than the body.
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