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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 11:45am

The last of IceCube’s summer crew have departed from the South Pole, leaving IceCube winterovers John and Yuya on their own.  They are well trained and ready for their adventure. 

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 4:30pm

Last week the IceCube team completed their planned upgrades for the radio and scintillator arrays.  Here we see an antenna that got deployed on the ice.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:00am

Although summer is coming to an end, it’s not over yet.  Planes are still flying to and from the Pole—here we see two twin otters in the air. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

Ah, penguins!  Who doesn’t love them?  Both of IceCube’s winterovers got to view and photograph penguins recently, but not at the South Pole—no animals can survive the extreme cold temperatures of the Pole. 

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 5:15pm

Life at the South Pole is full of traditions.  And as one year ends and another begins, anticipation always mounts for a special tradition: the unveiling of the new South Pole marker.

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 10:00am

The last full week of 2019 was a busy one at the South Pole.  Yes, there were the holiday festivities (and a group photo!), but plenty of work was going on as well. 

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 1:30pm

It’s always a white Christmas at the South Pole.  It was also summer solstice at the Pole, and the winterovers got outdoors for some nice shots of the station.

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:00am

Why are the winterovers playing chess out on the ice?  The answer might just be a question itself—why not?  Yes, it’s cold outside...but you just can’t let the weather get in your way. 

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:30pm

Last week, long-awaited cargo arrived, and just as exciting, the South Pole traverse also showed up.  The traverse travels overland to bring fuel to the Pole that would otherwise need to be flown in.

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 11:00am

IceCube was running smoothly last week.  But it hasn’t been such smooth sailing this year for cargo arrivals (delays). On the plus side, a supply of IceCube beanie hats arrived!