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Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The U.S. flag flies next to a sign and brass pole marker locating 90 degrees south. In the background is the new elevated station.

In January 2008, the National Science Foundation (NSF) dedicated the new station at the Pole, the third since 1956. The new station is larger and much more sophisticated than any previous structure built at the Pole, a reflection of the logistical support needed for the ever-increasing range and diversity of the research taking place there. The elevated station contains dorm rooms, laboratories, office space, cafeteria and recreational facilities. To learn all about the new station, see "A Special Report: U.S. South Pole Station." (Date of Image: February 2008)

Credit: Ethan Dicks, National Science Foundation
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