Antarctic nights

Some awesome photos from NSF teams working in Antarctica (click for larger versions). This one makes me want to hum "O Little Base of McMurdo, how still we see thee lie. . . "

McMurdo base by night
James Walker/NSF

Palmer Station Sunset
Lisa Trotter/NSF

Aurora australis over McMurdo
Ken Klassy/NSF

Amundsen-Scott Station
Mel McMahon/NSF

Source: 'Dispatches from Antarctica,' a series of posts by Air Force Lt. Col. Ed Vaughan with OPERATION: DEEP FREEZE, the Defense Department's support of National Science Foundation research in Antarctica. Vaughan's ongoing series of posts includes an account of the 2009-2010 IceStock festival and more images from the Antarctic ozone hole research team.

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