Week 46 at the Pole
Last week was busy at the South Pole—and cold, too, even though it’s summer there. There were some “boomerang” flights (where a plane on course must turn around and go back, usually due to weather), leaving last year’s IceCube winterovers stuck at the Pole … just a bit longer. Meanwhile, IceCube’s summer activities went into full swing, including lots of server upgrades. Last week’s activities also included Polar Pride Day, a visitor to the IceCube Lab (shown with IceCube winterover Moreno inside and IceCube winterover Celas outside), and a world record attempt for the southernmost musical chairs game (no photos of that one!).