McMurdo Station is a U.S. Antarctic research center located on the southern tip of Ross Island, which is in the New Zealand-claimed Ross Dependency on the shore of McMurdo Sound in Antarctica. It is operated by the United States through the United States Antarctic Program, a branch of the National Science Foundation. The station is the largest community in Antarctica, capable of supporting up to 1,258 residents, and serves as the United States Antarctic science facility. All personnel and…

McMurdo Station is a U.S. Antarctic research center located on the southern tip of Ross Island, which is in the New Zealand-claimed Ross Dependency on the shore of McMurdo Sound in Antarctica. It is operated by the United States through the United States Antarctic Program, a branch of the National Science Foundation. The station is the largest community in Antarctica, capable of supporting up to 1,258 residents, and serves as the United States Antarctic science facility. All personnel and…

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A year in photos: The extreme light changes of Antarctica. More dark hours in June on McMurdo Island,  the Antarctica Ocean.

A year in photos: The extreme light changes of Antarctica. More dark hours in June on McMurdo Island, the Antarctica Ocean.

DISCOVERY HUT McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The hut was built in 1902 by members of one of the first British Antarctic expeditions.

DISCOVERY HUT McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The hut was built in 1902 by members of one of the first British Antarctic expeditions.

Antarctic Fire Department, Engines 1 & 2; McMurdo Station, Antarctica...the SOUTHERNMOST American fire station...

Antarctic Fire Department, Engines 1 & 2; McMurdo Station, Antarctica...the SOUTHERNMOST American fire station...

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