University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 24 at the Pole

NSF/C. Pobes
NSF/C. Pobes

The moon shines over the power plant just outside the South Pole station, illuminating the plume from one of the stacks. Power generation is a necessity at the South Pole just as it is elsewhere. How else would the winterovers be able to participate in videoconferencing events (several of which were held this week with some schools in Spain)? Outside the station, a large group of station winterovers congregated for a picture at the Pole marker, with the moon doing its best to help out.

NSF/C. Pobes
NSF/C. Pobes