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The Ferrar Glacier, in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, was named for Hartley Ferrar, geologist on Capt. Robert Scott's British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-1904). A New Standard
Features / Life on the Ice
Friday July 18, 2014

Those seeking immortality in Antarctica will find the bar has been raised - at least when it comes to being honored by having a geographic feature named after them. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names changed the rules regarding how geographic features in Antarctica should be named.
The moon shines over McMurdo Station in June 2014, when the winter hits the midpoint on the 21st. Southern Solstice
Features / Life on the Ice
Friday June 20, 2014

Summer is about long sunny days, backyard grilling and outdoor festivals in the Northern Hemisphere. On the other side of the equator, winter is under way. In Antarctica, the handful of people maintaining research stations across the continent are celebrating Midwinter Day.

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