Week 35 at the Pole

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One of the IceCube winterovers stands in front of the IceCube Lab with outstretched arms to

a) sing the aurora’s praises,

b) perform daily calisthenics, or

c) scare off potential migrating birds.

Well, whatever they’re doing, they have quite the backdrop for doing it—frost-covered research lab, long-stretching aurora, and star-studded sky. Here are some more photos from the week, showing the moon, stars, and auroras, as well as the beginning signs of the sun’s appearance.

NSF/S. Lidstrom
NSF/S. Lidstrom
NSF/S. Lidstrom