Week 42 at the Pole

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:15am

Two people hoisting up a very large jigsaw puzzle to be hung on wall.
Johannes Werthebach, IceCube/NSF

Ok, so you’ve completed that giant 18,000-piece jigsaw puzzle, now what? Well, you might not want to take it apart again, at least not for a while. The folks at the South Pole decided to give theirs a place of honor on the wall in the B2 science lab.  Last week at the Pole was relatively quiet.  There had been a visiting Basler jet earlier but then no more flights were scheduled for the week.  They’ll get there eventually.  IceCube winterover Johannes took advantage of the down time to help out the South Pole Telescope machinist.

Black and white image of small jet parked at South Pole with a few people near it
Johannes Werthebach, IceCube/NSF

Person up close from the side, bent over machining table
Johannes Werthebach, IceCube/NSF