"Shackleton called Antartica the last great journey left to man. It's the one place left in the world that no one owns. It's completely free."
Lex to Miller and Sebastian, referring to Ernest Shackleton (from Alien vs. Predator)


Antarctica was the Earth's southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole. It was situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and was surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14.0 million km2 (5.4 million sq mi), it was the fifth-largest continent in area after Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. For comparison, Antarctica was nearly twice the size of Australia. About 98% of Antarctica was covered by ice that averaged 1.9 kilometers (1.2 mi) in thickness,[1] which extended to all but the northernmost reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula.


21st Century[]

In 2004, a Weyland Industries expedition was sent to Bouvet Island to investigate a heat bloom that resulted in the death of all of the expedition's members, except for Lex Woods, who teamed up with the sole-surviving Yautja named Scar to combat a Xenomorph Queen

22nd Century[]

In 2122, it was the location of Antarctica Traffic Control, which the USCSS Nostromo's crew tried to make contact with mistaking that they were awoken near the Earth the same year. Antarctic City was located on the continent in the 2190s, which was the site of a Xenomorph infestation that consumed the city.

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