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A Next-generation Camera for the South Pole Telescope Sep 12, 2018

A Next-generation Camera for the South Pole Telescope

The 10-meter South Pole Telescope at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station makes images of the oldest light in the universe.


OPP-funded Researchers Create the Most Accurate Antarctic Map Ever Sep 6, 2018

OPP-funded Researchers Create the Most Accurate Antarctic Map Ever

NSF-funded researchers at Ohio State University using NSF-funded supercomputers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have produced the most detailed map of the Southernmost Continent ever created.


Palmer Pier Upgrade in Final Planning Stages Aug 31, 2018

Palmer Pier Upgrade in Final Planning Stages

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will make a major upgrade to the pier at the U.S. Antarctic Program's Palmer Station, located on Anvers Island on the Antarctic peninsula.


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