Monday, October 2, 2017 - 1:00pm

Last week we saw that someone had pulled up a chair to watch the sunrise, this week there are two.  And these two people are actually watching the sun—it has been climbing higher and higher all week and is now officially up. 

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 4:00pm

Their time at the Pole may be coming to an end, but apparently their beards are not!  IceCube winterovers Martin and James are sporting some fine beards while they happily tackle their work in the dish pit. 

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:15pm

Are you ready for a South Pole challenge? The South Pole Experiment Contest is a competition for middle school students in the US, Germany, and Belgium.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 3:30pm

Just because it’s light enough to take pictures outdoors, doesn’t mean the sun is up.  Not yet—or not officially—anyway.  The one and only sunrise each year at the South Pole is a slow process. 

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 1:45pm

Now you see him, now you don’t!  Winterover Martin had some fun taking photos at the ceremonial pole last week.  Although it was still quite cold outside, the light was sufficient for a much faster a selfie.

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 12:00pm

With a near perfect uptime and very few detector issues, winterovers enjoyed a quiet week.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:15pm

Winterovers have been waiting for the sun for many months and the growing anticipation was heightened this week when the temperature reached a frigid -104◦F.

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:30am

It was a relatively quiet week at the Pole, with most of the action outside.  IceCube winterover Martin captured a nice shot of the moon, with halo and moon dogs, over the Dark Sector.  You can discern a faint glow along the horizon of an impending sunrise.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 3:45pm

No, not yet—that’s the moon, not the sun.  But so bright, one would be forgiven for mistaking it for the sun.  Not only is this full moon bright, but it’s sporting a nice clear halo, too, providing an excellent backdrop for a shot of the IceCube Lab.

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 11:00am

Here comes a burst of electromagnetic radiation, a radio burst to be more precise. It lasts for a few milliseconds, then stops. Usually, nothing more happens—although they have been found to repeat. Still, these radio flares, or fast radio bursts, as scientists call them, may tell us a good deal about the universe if we ever discover where and how they are created.