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Press Release 12-010
Online Chat About NSF-Funded Antarctic Discoveries to Mark the 100th Anniversary of South Pole "Race"

On January 19, polar scientists will answer your questions about cutting-edge discoveries being made on the southernmost continent and connections between the earliest science and today's research

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Photo of U.S. Antarctic Program personnel at the geographic South Pole on Dec. 14, 2011.

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (in front of sign) is surrounded by U.S. Antarctic Program personnel at the geographic South Pole on Dec. 14, 2011, the centennial of Roald Amundsen's arrival.

Credit: Peter Rejcek / NSF


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Photo of 2011 bronze marker designating the geographic South Pole.

The 2011 bronze marker at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, designating the geographic South Pole, honors the first explorers to reach the site.

Credit: Nick Strehl / NSF


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