Week 32 at the Pole

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 10:00am

Two people posing under starry sky at geographic South Pole marker
Yuya Makino, IceCube/NSF

Look who’s at the South Pole.  Okay, we can’t see their faces in this image, but we trust that those are IceCube’s winterovers.  They took one of their remaining opportunities to get a self-portrait out at the geographic South Pole marker under a starry sky.  It was a generally quiet week at the Pole.  They’re still watching and rating winter film festival videos.  Next week they’re looking forward to the South Pole Iron Chef, with both of IceCube’s winterovers on the same team.  This week’s photos focused on the IceCube Lab—with a bit of dawn behind it, lit up in red, and a vertical shot that draws the viewer’s eye up to the heavens. Beautiful.

IceCube Lab with dawn just breaking on horizon
John Hardin, IceCube/NSF

IceCube Lab in the dark, lit up in red
John Hardin, IceCube/NSF

Vertical image of IceCube Lab with Milky Way and auroras above
John Hardin, IceCube/NSF