The sun is not yet up, but the sky is definitely brightening in its direction. The image below, however, shows that it’s still early twilight and generally quite dark at the Pole. This photo was taken at the same location and time as the one above, just in the opposite direction—quite the contrast.
The Distributed Electronic Cosmic-Ray Observatory (DECO) is a citizen science project that allows users around the world to detect cosmic rays and other energetic particles with their cell phones and tablets. Four high school students joined the DECO development team at WIPAC for a seven-week internship. This internship was supported by the UW–Madison QuarkNet Center hosted at WIPAC.
A fifth student worked as an intern for IceCube with support by a UW–Madison Hilldale professorship.