Monday, December 31, 2012
Beast Mode - The Pole Marathon finishers minus Alex
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13 hour time lapse of the Sun around Pole
Shot at 20 second intervals with a 5.6 mm fisheye lens.
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Restrooms in the field
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
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50 years later
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3 pictures for you
ARA Drillers Employing some high technology/ingenuity to pre drill an Instrumentation hole through the fern layer of ice.
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SPOT 1 is back
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
xmas treat, instant udon
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Monday, December 24, 2012
Practicing Touch and Go's at Pole
The twin otter pilots were doing their three take offs and landings on skis. Unfortunately for us we couldn't cross the skyway, but it was cool watching them look around and come in really steep.
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Some neat cloud formations
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South Pole Telescope
A few days ago South Pole Telescope, one of our fellow projects at pole hosted a Ladies Night, so we all went there for drinks, chocolates and ladies. They study the cosmic microwave background. They have some pretty awesome hardware over there.
This is the 10 meter dish. The green rectangle shroud actually docks with the building so that the cryostat, which holds the sensitive supercooled sensors that detect the microwaves can get loaded into the focal point of the dish.
This is the cryostat, hope that is how they spell it, with the roof open.
Outside view of the dish.
The telescope studies cluster of galaxies.
This is a view under the dish itself, which weighs quite a bit and is actually sinking in the snow. These two motors rotate the dish around.
The motors are leaky, so these towels hatch some the grease and help prevent making an even bigger mess.
A large cog.
Close up view of one of the towels.
The cryo chamber and the sensor itself. For the telescope to work, the sensor has to be cooled to just a few degrees above absolute zero.
Helium is used for the cooling.
A cooling unit.
A window where the microwaves pass through to the sensor.
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Race Around the World
Today was the race around the world, where participants run around the pole to cover all longitudes, thus making it around the world.
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Sunday, December 23, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Time for a game of "Guess Who's on the Ice?"
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Sunday, December 16, 2012
Think I'll blog everytime I shower. In other news, laundry was done as well. Some tanning tomorrow and life will be complete.
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
How many grantees can you fit on a snow machine?
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