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Palmer Station, located on Anvers Island, is Antarctica's only U.S. station north of the Antarctic Circle. Although its on an island, permanent ice often connects it with the mainland. Construction finished in 1968. Around 50 people can inhabit Palmer Station at one time. The station is named for Nathaniel B. Palmer, likely to have been the first person to see Antarctica. There are science labs in the station, as well as a dock and a helicopter pad.

The 1981 Japanese film Virus (Fukkatsu no hi) takes place largely at Palmer Station, with George Kennedy as Admiral Conway, the station's commanding officer.de:Palmer-Station

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