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Life at the South Pole

The geographic South Pole marker and sign at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, with the U.S. and Norwegian flags.  Image: S. Lidstrom/NSF
The geographic South Pole marker and sign at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, with the U.S. and Norwegian flags. Image: S. Lidstrom/NSF

Daily Life: Living at the South Pole station is a unique experience.

Working at the Pole: There is something for everyone at the South Pole; the station houses scientists, cooks, medics, construction workers, and even artists.

Antarctic Animals: Although the South Pole does not support animal life, Antarctica is home to an exciting array of mammals, birds, and sea life.

Antarctic Tourism: How to get to the South Pole on a sight seeing expedition.

Antarctic Weather: Temperatures, wind, and weather at the coldest place on Earth.