Week 48 at the Pole

View of stairs to IceCube Lab in low visibility conditions.
Marc Jacquart, IceCube/NSF

Bad weather and low visibility gave a misty, floating appearance to the IceCube Lab (ICL) last week—view of its staircase above and the whole lab below. IceCube’s new winterovers spent some time at the ICL upgrading servers as well as offering tours to South Pole station personnel. A flight brought some new people to the station last week. And winterover Marc was among the lucky folks to get a spot on a tour of the underground ice tunnels (and the shrines they hold), always an interesting event.

The IceCube Lab appearing almost to float in low visibility.
Marc Jacquart, IceCube/NSF
Crew departing plane, parked on ice in background.
Hrvoje Dujmovic, IceCube/NSF
View of ice tunnel corridor.
Marc Jacquart, IceCube/NSF