The icebreakers Kapitan Dranitysn, front, and Polarstern, rear, sit in the Arctic ice at night. (AP)
Several scientists flew into the Arctic on a special plane to stay in the ice camp and study the ice. (AP)
The German Arctic research ship Polarstern sat in the ice next to a research camp in the Arctic. (AP)
Polar bears showed up around the ice camp. They were curious about the ship! (AP)
The German icebreaker and research vessel Polarstern at shore in Tromso, Norway (AP)
The Arctic Ocean. A big ship. Icy cold. Polar bears. Dark nights. Scientists got used to these. But it was time to go home.
The new crew was stuck in Germany. Doctors had to be sure no one had the virus.