To Strive, To Seek, To Find, and Not To Yield
On this day 100 years ago (January 17, 1912), Robert F. Scott and his party became the second group of humans to reach a latitude of 90° South on the Earth, having lost the race to the pole to Amundsen. Tragically, Captain Scott and his four companions died on the return journey.
Date acquired: December 14, 2011
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington