NEWS

Tuesday, July 16 2019

IceCube, the Antarctic neutrino detector that in July of 2018 helped unravel one of the oldest riddles in physics and astronomy — the origin of high-energy neutrinos and cosmic rays — is getting an upgrade.

Friday, September 13 2019

The sky is beginning to take on different colors at the Pole, depending on which direction you’re looking.  There’s a hazy band of orange along the horizon, but facing away toward the station the sky appears blue.

Monday, September 09 2019

It was a quiet week at the Pole.  And with some bad weather, it was a good time to roam around and take some indoor photos.

Friday, August 30 2019

It’s a slow sunrise at the South Pole, with light creeping up from the horizon little by little each day.  But even as the twilight approaches and the sky brightens, it’s still dark enough to discern some auroras here and there. 

Friday, August 23 2019

Sometimes the moon is so bright at the Pole that it lights up the dark winter skies.  The moon was setting last week, and as it left there was a slow transition to the first visible signs of sunlight along the horizon. 

Monday, August 19 2019

The auroras were still out in full force last week, as if lingering in their farewell before twilight steps up.