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The moon shines brightly over the South Pole Station during the particularly chilly first week of July, 2015. A Cold Week at the Pole
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Wednesday August 19, 2015

It was a frigid start to July for those wintering at the South Pole. An eight-day cold snap at the beginning of the month had temperatures hovering near minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit, with record lows recorded on seven of those days.
An Air Force C-17 at Pegasus Airfield in the darkness of an Antarctic June. Successful Flights Means More Access to McMurdo in Winter
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Thursday August 13, 2015

Residents wintering at McMurdo Station saw a rare sight in June; A United States Air Force C-17 touching down at the Pegasus Airfield during Antarctica's darkest month, which U.S. Antarctic Program officials hope is harbinger of things to come.

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