the South Pole


: the most southern point on the surface of the earth

Examples of the South Pole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The spacecraft had landed there, at the South Pole–Aitken Basin, around two days earlier. Justine Calma, The Verge, 4 June 2024 But less ice near the South Pole would dramatically affect the formation of plankton and other microscopic sea life that’s critical to the region’s ecosystem. Andre Mouchard, Orange County Register, 24 May 2024 Museum Hopping Explore the intricate history of explorer life at the Fram, which contains the reconstructed remnants of the ship that raced to the South Pole, headed by Norwegian adventurer Roald Amundsen. Alexandra Pereira, Travel + Leisure, 15 May 2024 They're known as the aurora borealis around the North Pole and the aurora australis around the South Pole. John Helton, NPR, 12 May 2024 In December, with snow crusted around the SUV and icicles dangling off its rear bumper, the Ramseys reached the South Pole, completing their globe-spanning journey. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2024 On New Year’s Day in 1908, Shackleton and his crew aboard the ship Nimrod set sail on a quest to be the first to set foot on the South Pole. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 28 Mar. 2024 The return of great-power competition is bringing new instability to the South Pole. Elizabeth Buchanan, Foreign Affairs, 18 Mar. 2024 It was initially designed to stop Cold War tensions from spilling over to the South Pole by designating Antarctica as a scientific reserve. Elizabeth Buchanan, Foreign Affairs, 18 Mar. 2024

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“The South Pole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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