the South Pole


: the most southern point on the surface of the earth

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There’s nowhere else in the solar system that’s as comfortable as even the top of Everest or the South Pole. Jan Zalasiewicz, Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2016 This network will initially have two satellites, launching as a rideshare in 2025, in orbit around the Moon to provide a continuous connection between Earth and areas on the Moon, including the South Pole. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 11 Apr. 2023 Koch, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, also spent a year at the South Pole, an arduous stay that could well prepare her for the intensity of a moon mission. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 3 Apr. 2023 Wondering what happened before the big bang is like wondering what’s south of the South Pole. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 14 Mar. 2023 To seek the oldest accessible continuous sample near the South Pole, the team has begun a five-year mission using airborne ice-penetrating radar technology to pinpoint an area that has high snowfall rates and is situated over a relatively cool section of Earth’s crust. Christian Elliott, Scientific American, 9 Feb. 2023 Starting in 1901, British and Norwegian explorers began the race to reach the South Pole. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Feb. 2023 Its ambitions include setting up a high-altitude balloon base in the South Pole. Lily Kuo, Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2023 Women trekked to the South Pole solo, refereed the Super Bowl and the World Cup, flew jets, took control of U.S. military commands and brought home the majority of the medals from the Tokyo Olympic Games. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2023 See More

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“The South Pole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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