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Scientist Amy Moran of the University of Hawaii at Monoa (left) tells Secretary of State John Kerry about her research Secretary of State John Kerry Travels to Antarctica
Features / Life on the Ice
Tuesday November 15, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry visited McMurdo Station on November 11, 2016, becoming the first Secretary of state to travel to Antarctica, and the most senior U.S. government official to do so. The purpose of the trip was for Kerry to meet with polar researchers studying a wide range of topics supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), many of which related to the global implications of climate change.
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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