2014 South Pole marker
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2014 South Pole marker

February 25, 2014
The 2014 geographic South Pole marker. Every year on January 1, a new marker is placed at exactly 90 degrees South. The marker is designed and fabricated by personnel who spent the previous austral winter living and working at the South Pole. This marker was designed by scientist Dana Hrubes and fabricated by machinist Steele Diggles. The National Science Foundation runs the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP). In addition to maintaining three U.S. research stations on the continent, USAP supports research projects in an array of scientific disciplines including, for example, aeronomy and astrophysics, biology and medicine, geology and geophysics, glaciology, and ocean and climate systems. Outreach such as the Antarctic Artists and Writers program and education programs are also supported. For more information about USAP, visit the program's website Here. (Date of Image: Jan. 1, 2014) Credit: Andrea Dixon, National Science Foundation

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