The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is home to two sophisticated instruments used to study astronomy and astrophysics. The low temperatures and humidity help the South Pole Telescope, above, to record low-frequency radiation, such as microwaves.

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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.