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Shackleton’s lost ship found frozen in time

Is he a perfect hero? Earnest Shackleton failed in almost all of his missions. Still, people think he is the best explorer of all time. What’s happening? Scientists have found a missing boat. It was under sea ice in AntarcticaThe most southerly continent, surrounding the South Pole. Its area is estimated at 5.5 million square miles, most of it covered in ice..  The boat is very famous. It belonged to a famous explorer. His name was Earnest Shackleton.  Find out more The ship has been missing for 107 years. It was lost in 1915.  Earnest Shackleton was stuck with his crew. They were trapped in thick sea ice.  They decided to escape. They sailed away in a lifeboat. They travelled 800 miles. All of them survived.  Some say Shackleton is a hero. Others say he is a failure because he never reached the South Pole. Is he a perfect hero? Some say Yes! It does not matter if he failed. Being a hero is about being brave and helping others.  Others think No. He put people in danger and failed in his missions. The world is full of much better heroes who help people when they need it most.     KeywordsAntarctica - The most southerly continent, surrounding the South Pole. Its area is estimated at 5.5 million square miles, most of it covered in ice.

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