Also at South Pole Station is the South Pole Telescope, constructed on-site between November 2006 and February 2007. The telescope is being used to study dark energy in the search for answers to age-old questions such as how old is the universe.
Located on Cape Evans on Ross Island, this hut was built in 1911 during Robert Falcon Scotts Terra Nova expedition (1910-1912). Terra Nova was the second expedition to reach the South Pole; a Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen beat Scott to the pole by about a month. Although they made it to the pole, Scotts team perished on the return journey to their base camp.