Scenes from Antarctica [Pics]

The aurora australis as seen from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in 2009.

Today on The Atlantic, a beautiful photo essay on Antarctica, featuring not only the requisite scenery and penguins, but also images of the South Pole Telescope, radar images of ice sheet formations, SCINI (Submersible Capable of under Ice Navigation and Imaging) vehicles, the famed Shackelton’s whisky, and my personal favorite, researchers assembling the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. […]