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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Ella Derbyshire
- Explore score
- 0.08 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Oct 29, 2008
- Date taken
- Oct 27, 2008
Amundsen Scott Station is a cold, isolated community of scientists and support personel at the bottom of the world, the South Pole.
This is a peculiar place. Anywhere you look, you really are looking north. The station has an alpha entrance on one end and a zulu entrance on the other end. Both of them are, in reality, north entrances.
Each year has only one sunrise and one sunset. From the Spring Equinox to the Fall Equinox, the sun never sets. The rest of the year the sun is below the horizon. It is cold here. Actually it is the highest, driest, coldest place that I have visited.
You can see some of the research buildings in this panorama. There is also evidence of people at play. You can have fun looking around this photograph without worrying about frostbite.
Believe it or not, this is the view from the window of my new office. Of course, it faces north. The 21 images of this panorama were photographed with a Nikon D80 and stitched with Autopano Pro.