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Aerial view of a geodesic dome and metal buildings.
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U.S. Navy, NSF

The newly dedicated Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station as it appeared in 1975. This was the second research station to be built at Pole. The first was built in 1956-57 for the International Geophysical Year and was buried under accumulated snow. 

The 1975 station was located under a geodesic dome with metal support arches to provide additional storage space.
This station was replaced in 2008 with the elevated station.

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