Friday, March 13, 2020 - 12:00pm

With temperatures around –50 °C (–58 °F) and winds at 15 knots (over 17 mph), there’s no getting around the frosty face look when you’re out walking around at the South Pole. 

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:00am

After the South Pole station closes for the winter, the remaining winter crew has a few short weeks to take care of any outdoor business before the sun sets and leaves them in darkness for months. 

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 9:00am

A few aircraft stopped at the South Pole last week for refueling.  The plane here is a Basler BT-67, flying for the Australian Antarctic Program.

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 11:15am

So that’s it—the station has officially closed, leaving 42 individuals at the Pole to take care of business during the winter months.

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:00pm

Since the sun will soon be gone for quite a long stretch, you might as well try to get as much of it while you can.  Last week, IceCube winterover Yuya did just that with his camera, capturing a nice time-lapse of the sun around midnight that made a little “smile” in the sky.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 11:45am

The last of IceCube’s summer crew have departed from the South Pole, leaving IceCube winterovers John and Yuya on their own.  They are well trained and ready for their adventure. 

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 12:00pm

There are theories that say neutrinos—shy, lightweight fundamental particles—may provide the key to understanding dark matter. So a group of researchers—including some from the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), a research center of the University of Wisconsin–Madison—compiled and contextualized two decades of neutrino data looking for a connection to dark matter. They present a comprehensive set of limits on dark matter annihilation to neutrino pairs in a paper available on the preprint server arXiv.

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 4:30pm

Last week the IceCube team completed their planned upgrades for the radio and scintillator arrays.  Here we see an antenna that got deployed on the ice.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:00am

Although summer is coming to an end, it’s not over yet.  Planes are still flying to and from the Pole—here we see two twin otters in the air. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

Ah, penguins!  Who doesn’t love them?  Both of IceCube’s winterovers got to view and photograph penguins recently, but not at the South Pole—no animals can survive the extreme cold temperatures of the Pole.