Friday, June 5, 2015 - 12:45pm
Is that the sun or the moon? That’s the moon alright—since it’s still winter at the South Pole, we know the sun has set and won’t show itself again for awhile.
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 1:00pm
The ARA Collaboration has recently published in the Astroparticle Physics journal a first search for ultra-high-energy (UHE) neutrinos performed with the ARA testbed detector. No neutrino candidate events were found, an expected result since the sensitivity of one set of antennas is insufficient to measure UHE neutrinos, but new constraints on the neutrino flux were derived.
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 10:15am
The auroras have been been bright and lively lately. And even though this one curves downward, it does not bring a frown to mind. In fact, in the the full-sky panorama view it converts to a smile.
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 9:00am
Last week was fairly quiet as far as the IceCube detector went—no major happenings there. But the sky, on the other hand, what a scene! The auroras (australis, that is) were particularly brilliant and striking.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 10:00am
Not everyone begins a new year on January 1, right? That includes IceCubers, who decided a while ago that mid-May would be a good time to start a new year of data for the South Pole neutrino observatory.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 12:00pm
With the sun gone, they can cover up their windows all they want to prevent indoor light from getting outdoors, but they can’t stop the moon from shining. And last week, the moon was out full force, illuminating some interesting structures in the landscape.
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 9:30am
Winterovers at the South Pole keep their emergency response skills fresh by holding regular drills. Last week was the missing person drill. And even though they are in the Dark Sector, where outdoor lighting is generally eliminated in winter, they had to turn flood lights on the outside of the station to be able to safely guide the drill team back.
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 9:00am
IceCube’s winterovers spend about thirteen months at the South Pole, trained for and ready to tackle a variety of situations needing their attention. Some weeks are very busy, and some weeks less so, but there is always something going on.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:15pm
The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) is pleased to host the IceCube Spring Collaboration Meeting, from April 27th to May 2nd, as well as the 2015 IceCube Particle Astrophysics Symposium: Cosmic Neutrinos, What Next? (IPA 2015), from May 4th to 6th.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:30pm
The South Pole is home to ice, wind, and science. One South Pole physics project, the Askaryan Radio Array (ARA), is making the most of the conditions by outfitting their detector with wind turbines and solar panels to help power their stations. To save energy and funds, these remote power systems are being installed and tested.