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A Presidential Commemoration new item Dec 5, 2018

A Presidential Commemoration

The U.S. flag flies at half staff over NSF's McMurdo Station, Antarctica to mark the passing of former President George H.W. Bush.

Spreading the Word About Antarctic Science new item Dec 5, 2018

Spreading the Word About Antarctic Science

Peter Doran, a professor of geology and geophysics and the John Franks Endowed Chair at Louisiana State University - LSU (left), is interviewed by Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniela Hernandez (right), and videographer Alexander Hotz in front of Antarctica's Wilson Piedmont Glacier.

On the Eve of Antarctica Day: Conservation and Preservation new item Dec 5, 2018

On the Eve of Antarctica Day: Conservation and Preservation

A view of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, the largest ice-free area on the continent. Named by the British Antarctic explorers of the early 20th century, the Dry Valleys were thought by them to be sterile and barren.

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Significant U.S. Science Discoveries from Antarctica
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