Week 19 at the Pole
It’s night at the South Pole—dark skies all the time, no sunlight for months—but that doesn’t mean there is no light. Last week, IceCube’s winterovers found clear skies with enough light from the stars and auroras overhead that they didn’t need to rely on their headlamps as they made their way to the IceCube Lab (pictured above). They trekked out there to take some measurements and do some troubleshooting. Afterward, they took a break in the snow (below), lying down to look up at the stars and Milky Way. Martin also took a selfie at the ceremonial Pole. Social activity also remained strong last week, as movies continued and a karaoke night in the galley was well attended.