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Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen might have been the first person to reach the South Pole, but an international team of scientists has discovered that he was actually beaten to his destination – by industrial air pollution.
Thanks to Internet search giant Google’s controversial Street View imaging system you can now take a virtual tour of the vast icy, desolate landscape right on your desktop.
Explorers, scientists, and the prime minister of Norway gathered at the South Pole Wednesday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the date that Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to ever lead a successful expedition to the Antarctic site.
January 17th marks the 99th anniversary of Robert Falcon Scott's bittersweet conquest of the South Pole.
A race to the South Pole has been something of a replay of the first historic one, with a Norwegian team defeating a British team. Rune Malterud and Stian Aker of Team Missing Link, both members of the Norwegian military, finished the race Wednesday, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer that was known for his expeditions into polar regions. He is best known for his discovery of the South Pole, being the first recognized explorer to reach the North Pole, and being the first explorer to travel along the Northwest Passage. He was born to Jens Amundsen and Hanna Sahlqvist in July of 1872. His family owned and managed a number of ships, but his mother did not want him to join the family trade, encouraging him to become a doctor. Amundsen...
The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is a U.S. research facility based at the South Pole, in Antarctica. It is the southernmost continually inhabited place on the planet. Its name honors Roald Amundsen who reached the South Pole in December 1911, and Robert F. Scott who reached the South Pole in January 1912. The station was constructed in 1956 to support the International Geophysical Year in 1957. It has been continuously occupied since then. It currently lies within 330 feet of the...