The Big Picture (the Boston Globe's feature displaying gorgeous super-hi-res pictures) is running a page full of shots of Antarctica. I give the author much credit for including several pics of astronomical observatories and aurorae; a lot of science goes on in the extreme south.
But this one jumped out at me; one of my favorite aspects of Antarctica is the deep, rich colors superposed on stark, white, but richly textured backgrounds:
That's incredible. Go to The Big Picture right now and look at them all, and add it to your feed reader.
I've always wanted to go to Antarctica, even after watching "The Thing". I hope someday to go, and see this last place on Earth.