When he had the chance to work on the telescope and remote observatory in Antarctica in the late 1990s, Australian astrophysicist Rodney Marks felt it was the chance of a lifetime. He had just gotten engaged and his career was going well. But on May 11, 2000, he suddenly fell ill. He was taken with severe stomach pain, fever and nausea. In less than 36 hours, the man died. While it was initially believed that Marks died of natural causes, an investigation rejected this hypothesis.
1That was in the late 1990s.
The life and career of the young Australian astrophysicist Rodney Marks had just begun. Marks, who was barely 30 years old, had been assigned to a scientific base in Antarctica.