United States opens new South Pole station


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A large aluminum dome near a long, horizontal half-cylinder of corrugated steel rises from a flat, white, featureless snow plain that extends for hundreds of miles in every direction—all north. It is the new Amundsen-Scott South Pole station, constructed in four years under often exceedingly difficult circumstances as a part of the U.S. Antarctic Research Program. The new station was funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Navy.