The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station has been in continuous operation since 1956. The isolated facility is home to about 200 scientists and support staff during the busy summer (September-March) season. This view from the station offers a view of the sparse surroundings.

Photograph by Mesa Schumacher, MyShot
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South Pole Encyclopedic Entry

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Encyclopedic entry. The South Pole is the southernmost point on the Earth. It is located on Antarctica, one of the Earth's seven continents.