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15 of the most remote places on Earth

By: Angela Nelson on March 2, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
The Rallier du Baty Peninsula on the Kerguelen Islands

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Kerguelen Islands

Situated more than 2,000 miles away from civilization, these islands in the southern Indian Ocean are also known as the Desolation Islands due to their frigid, windy landscape and incredibly remote location. Grande Terre is the biggest island in the volcanic archipelago, which is a territory of France and consists of 300 islands covering an area about the size of Delaware. The population changes depending on the season from about 45 in the winter to 110 in the summer, but most of the residents are scientists, according to NASA.