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Station Entrance
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Station Entrance

July 12, 2010
Most visitors to the Elevated Station at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station will enter the facility via the entrance shown here. 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: May 2008)