McMurdo Station is a U.S. Antarctic research center located on the southern tip of Ross Island, which is in the New Zealand-claimed Ross Dependency on the shore of McMurdo Sound in Antarctica. It is operated by the United States through the United States Antarctic Program, a branch of the National Science Foundation. The station is the largest community in Antarctica, capable of supporting up to 1,258 residents, and serves as the United States Antarctic science facility. All personnel and…

McMurdo Station is a U.S. Antarctic research center located on the southern tip of Ross Island, which is in the New Zealand-claimed Ross Dependency on the shore of McMurdo Sound in Antarctica. It is operated by the United States through the United States Antarctic Program, a branch of the National Science Foundation. The station is the largest community in Antarctica, capable of supporting up to 1,258 residents, and serves as the United States Antarctic science facility. All personnel and…

A year in photos: The extreme light changes of Antarctica. June is the darkest month. Saturn is the bright dot in the sky on the left, McMurdo base is the bright sprawl of lights, and New Zealand’s Scott Base is the small, bright light in the center. The central red dots are the wind turbines that are almost always turning, and the tiny light on the right is the sole beacon from the ice runway, awaiting flights when the sun rises again. INSANE picture!!! wow

A year in photos: The extreme light changes of Antarctica. June is the darkest month. Saturn is the bright dot in the sky on the left, McMurdo base is the bright sprawl of lights, and New Zealand’s Scott Base is the small, bright light in the center. The central red dots are the wind turbines that are almost always turning, and the tiny light on the right is the sole beacon from the ice runway, awaiting flights when the sun rises again. INSANE picture!!! wow

DISCOVERY HUT McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The hut was built in 1902 by members of one of the first British Antarctic expeditions.

DISCOVERY HUT McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The hut was built in 1902 by members of one of the first British Antarctic expeditions.

1965: Three U.S. Navy icebreakers push an iceberg to clear a channel leading to McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

1965: Three U.S. Navy icebreakers push an iceberg to clear a channel leading to McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

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