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Ghost particles give scientists first look inside an active galaxy
New The Antarctic Sun
Tuesday January 31, 2023

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory has detected about 80 high-energy neutrinos emitted by a single active galaxy over the course of ten years.

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NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP) communications survey
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Wednesday January 25, 2023

We want to know how we're doing! Are you interested in OPP news, research, and events? Let us know in our communications survey.

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Next Round of Sexual Assault Harassment Prevention and Response (SAHPR) Virtual Listening Sessions
USAP Headlines
Wednesday January 18, 2023

Numerous virtual listening session will be held via zoom throughout February.

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How juvenile Antarctic krill survive when it's cold, dark and icy
The Antarctic Sun
Tuesday January 17, 2023

A pair of recently-published companion studies help clarify how juvenile Antarctic krill survive the long winter season.

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South Pole winter crew participate in virtual reality study
The Antarctic Sun
Friday January 13, 2023

Station staff tested a therapy that could be used on future space missions.

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Appointment of Dr. James S. Ulvestad as Acting Office Director for the Office of Polar Programs

Appointment of Dr. James S. Ulvestad as Acting Office Director for the Office of Polar Programs

New Office of Polar Programs News
Wednesday January 25, 2023

Dr. James S. Ulvestad has been appointed Acting Office Director for the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) effective February 2, 2023.


OPP Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics section welcomes Mr. Joe Miller as Antarctic Facilities Manager

OPP Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics section welcomes Mr. Joe Miller as Antarctic Facilities Manager

Office of Polar Programs News
Tuesday January 03, 2023

The Office of Polar Programs Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics section welcomes Mr. Joe Miller as Antarctic Facilities Manager. In this role, Mr. Miller has the overall responsibility for facilities and utilities maintenance and project oversight at all U.S. Antarctic Program locations.


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A site map of the proposed new McMurdo Station taken from the NSF Blue Ribbon Panel Report

Take a look at the National Science Foundation's plans for the future of science and logistics in Antarctica.