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In the Antarctic twilight, two members of the sea ice team inspect a crack in the sea ice. The Last Winfly
Features / Operations
Wednesday September 21, 2016

Since 1967, Winfly has been the transition period between the winter and summer seasons. However next year, as the station starts to transition into year-round science operations, flights will be flying to and from the station roughly once a month throughout the winter, negating the need for that early cluster of flights.
The igloo, signed by its construction team, glows blue and green, with the red lights from the South Pole telescope off in the distance. House of Ice
Features / Life on the Ice
Tuesday September 13, 2016

During the months-long, dark and frigid winter at the South Pole, members of the station’s winter crew spend their free time in lots of ways. Some read books, others watch movies or work on art projects. Still others build igloos.

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