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The 100th anniversary of the day Norwegian Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole for the first time is today. He beat Englishman Robert F. Scott by more than a month.
Scott’s heroic tale of perseverance, determination and the death of both him and his four team members is the stuff of legend.
But what’s forgotten when the tale of his journey is told are the scientific discoveries that Scott’s larger expedition made — discoveries that shaped our understanding of the Antarctic continent. Here’s a look at some of the most important ones.