University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 40 at the Pole

NSF/B. Kuo Tiong
NSF/B. Kuo Tiong

What do a rock, an egg, and a kiwi all have in common? They can all be found at the South Pole. Maybe not readily or easily, but they were all found at the South Pole recently. This rock was discovered outside on a snowdrift, a finding that spurred some scientific tests to examine the nature of the rock. Not sure on the details of the “surprising late winter find” egg. The kiwi, on the other hand, was brought in by the crew of the twin otters, shown below—the first visitors in the past eight months. The spell of winter isolation has been broken.

NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/B. Kuo Tiong
NSF/B. Kuo Tiong
NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/B. Kuo Tiong
NSF/B. Kuo Tiong