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Dark Sector Lab Bubble Panorama

Friday, November 26th, 2004

South Pole workers have been busy excavating and compacting snow next to the Dark Sector Lab (DSL). Construction on the large 10m South Pole Telescope (SPT) is scheduled to begin next summer. This is the area where the telescope tower will be constructed.

Update:I took another panorama of the same building in September 2007. Two new telescopes, BICEP and SPT, have been added to the building.

Please click on the image below to view the panorama:
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Temperature: -21.0°C / -5.8°F, Windchill: -32.8°C / -27.1°F, Wind: NNE (29.9°) at 13.4 knt
Date: 2004-12-26 01:14:46 UTC

Update: IceCube Drill Camp Bubble Panorama

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004

You can clearly see that we are making some progress. Lots of new container buildings have shown up and the drillers are busy putting everything together.

Please click on the image below to view the panorama:
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Temperature: -37.5°C / -35.5°F, Windchill: -49.0°C / -56.2°F, Wind: ENE (75.1°) at 6.3 knt
Date: 2004-11-23 09:53:17 UTC

IceCube Drill Camp Bubble Panorama

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

The drill camp for the first IceCube hole is being set up right now. There is not a whole lot to see yet. The site has just been fenced off next to MAPO and AST/RO. Some container buildings are in the process of being installed.

Please click on the image below to view the panorama: Click on the image to view the panorama
Temperature: -36.6°C / -33.9°F, Windchill: -50.7°C / -59.2°F, Wind: ENE (62.8°) at 9.7 knt
Date: 2004-11-16 09:05:58 UTC