McMurdo and surrounding area. Showing snow ice road going to the Pegasus runway 12 miles away, observation hill to the right of McMurdo. The glacier behind McMurdo and towering over everything is Mount Erebus in the background.
Antarctica; 2007 - 2008 Season November 23rd 2007 McMurdo Station sits with in the Ross Dependency, and is the largest community in Antarctica (capable of supporting up to 1,258 residents and a science research center operated by the United States through the United States Antarctic Program, a branch of the National Science Foundation. Located at 77°51′S, 166°40′E, McMurdo sits on the southern tip of Ross Island in Antarctica, on the shore ... read more
Antarctica » Antarctica » McMurdo Station Speculation over the existence of a "southern land" was not confirmed until the early 1820s when British and American commercial operators and British and Russian national expeditions began exploring the Antarctic Peninsula region and other areas sou... ... read more