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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 1:30pm
There won’t be too many more shots of this South Pole marker. Each year, on the first of January, a ceremony is held in which a special new marker is placed at the spot of the current geographic South Pole.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 1:30pm
A nice halo sets a peaceful scene from the Pole, but it has been anything but quiet around there these days. Planes landing and taking off. Summer people arriving, winter people leaving. Hugs and photos.
south pole crew
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 1:15pm
The time has come for the changing of the guard. Above, (L-R), Carlos Pobes, Felipe Pedreros Bustos, Blaise Kuo Tiong, and Sven Lidstrom pose in the South Pole "departure lounge."
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 1:15pm
With the first planes of the summer season come an influx of new faces and fresh products for the South Pole station.
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 12:15pm
This week saw the first planes arriving for the summer season at the Pole—that’s pretty thrilling when you’ve been basically isolated for eight months.
snow drifts
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 12:15pm
The winterovers report a rather uneventful week at the Pole. Nonetheless, beautiful pictures abound.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 2:00pm

The US flag flaps in the wind, as it undoubtedly did in many places across the US on July 4th, only at the South Pole it was lit by a bright moon with a lunar halo.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 2:00pm

A quiet week at the Pole. Still, there’s always maintenance to be done, like status checks of the emergency fuel tanks (below, top) and a monthly fire alarm test at the IceCube Lab (below, bottom). Quiet, yes, but bright—perfect conditions for a walk.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 2:15pm
Open coat? No hat? It must be summer at the South Pole. Well, although it’s sunny outside it would probably be a stretch to call it warm, for those of us not used to it anyway.
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 2:00pm
Austral summers are not as exciting as they once were for IceCube. There are no more strings to be deployed, and the detector is performing impressively. But still, getting as much data as possible from this huge telescope buried in the Antarctic ice depends on how much can be done at the South Pole during a few months with daylight and reasonable temperatures.