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Unveiling of the new South Pole Marker

Unveiling of the new South Pole Marker. In a New Year's tradition at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, a handmade marker, designed and created on-site, is revealed to designate the geographic South Pole. Because the ice sheet moves each year, it is necessary to mark the Pole annually.

 

Read more about the annual event here: www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/livingsouthpole/marking.jsp

 

Photo credit: Murat Aydin

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Taken on December 31, 2014