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IceCube lab
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 2:00pm
They’re watching something—but what?
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 12:00pm
It’s dark at the Pole, and even a headlamp’s light only goes so far. Paths to outlying buildings are lined with flags before winter arrives, when there’s still sufficient light for the installation.
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 8:45am
The job of IceCube winterover at the South Pole entails a range of skills. After all, the winterovers are charged with on-site operation and maintenance tasks for a large neutrino detector, requiring experience with aspects of high-performance computing hardware as well as with standard laboratory equipment.
night sky
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 9:30am
Now there’s a flashy aurora! You know (and it’s not hard to imagine), they say a photo really can’t do justice to these aurora australis—to how impressive they really are when viewed in person.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 9:15am
This is what the ICL porch looks like as it gets darker outside, bathed in red light (just two short weeks ago things looked a bit different). For the benefit of research projects that monitor the sky during winter darkness, outdoor lighting at the South Pole is minimized and kept to a red spectrum, which reduces interference.
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 11:00am
See anything? Well, there is something there, in this season's first photo of an aurora from the IceCube winterovers. Many more aurora shots to come, guaranteed.
melon growing
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 10:00am

You might not know you’re at the South Pole from the photo of this watermelon. But there it is, growing in the greenhouse at the station, only a little bigger than a tennis ball at the moment!

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:00am
The IceCube Laboratory (ICL) is home to a computer complex that collects and processes data from the experiment’s optical sensors buried in the ice. The IceCube winterovers regularly travel between the South Pole station and the ICL, about a kilometer’s distance, for maintenance tasks or troubleshooting issues.
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:00am
It’s cold and icy outside at the Pole, but not inside—although the blue tint of this image peeking in through an outside window of the ICL (IceCube Lab) might give the impression otherwise.
With the sun just below the horizon and a full moon in the sky, this landscape could be confused for a daytime shot.