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December 1, 2023

Telescopes in the Dark Sector at South Pole Station

The U.S. National Science Foundation's South Pole Telescope and Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization telescopes, which are used to examine the cosmic microwave background, at twilight in the Dark Sector at South Pole Station, an area kept clear of light and radio interference.

[The U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.]

Learn more about USAP. (Date of image: April 2023; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Dec. 1, 2023)

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