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U.S. South Pole Station

The National Science Foundation sponsors thousands of research endeavors every year, and the general public may not be aware of the tremendous breadth of work they underwrite. In recent years, their website has featured special reports on some of their work, and this latest presentation on the U.S. South Pole Station is both visually stimulating and substantive. Some visitors may not know that the Station sits directly at the Earth’s axis, and that a third station will be completed in 2007. On this site, visitors can learn about this new station, and also take a video tour of the current facilities. Appropriately enough, visitors can also learn about the previous two stations, which include the Navy outpost constructed during 1956 and 1957. Finally, visitors can also peruse a timeline that tracks the important dates in South Pole exploration.
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