University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 19 at the Pole

Raffaela Busse, IceCube/NSF
Raffaela Busse, IceCube/NSF

A quiet week at the Pole for the detector. Well, for IceCube’s winterovers, too. Since most of the other IceCube collaborators were busy with their spring meeting in Atlanta, there were no special operation requests, which meant more peace and quiet for an already relatively uneventful week. The photos, on the other hand, were just striking! Above, we have a nice shot of the ceremonial pole marker, with a bright moon situated just behind the sphere and flags flapping in the wind. Then we have the ICL basking in moonlight and winterover Raffaela standing out on the ice under glowing auroras that are lending their greenish hue to the snow at her feet. Indoors, trivia battles were taking place.

Raffaela Busse, IceCube/NSF
Raffaela Busse, IceCube/NSF
Raffaela Busse, IceCube/NSF
Raffaela Busse, IceCube/NSF