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Getting Darker

Friday, April 11th, 2008

The sun continues its downward spiral below the horizon and it gets a little bit darker every day. For the last week we were blessed with good weather, which was great for CMB observations and taking pictures. Clear skies come with cold temperatures and it got pretty chilly on this week’s cryogenics runs.

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South Pole Dome Aerial Panorama

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Another panorama from the September 30 outing. This one shows The Dome, the most famous South Pole landmark. You will notice the heavy snow drifts around it. The drifts are one of the reasons why it has become impractical to maintain the structure and a new station was built instead.

Please click on the image below to view the panorama:
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Temperature: -64.0°C / -83.2°F, Windchill: -83.2°C / -117.7°F, Wind: ENE (70.0°) at 8.0 knt
Date: 2007-09-30 22:29:20 NZDT

In unrelated news, today’s Basler passenger flight to the South Pole has been canceled for weather. The invasion has come to a crawling halt :-)

Dome and Skylab Bubble Panorama

Thursday, September 25th, 2003

This shot was taken from between Skylab and the Dome. One of my favorite vistas. The New Station can be seen at the horizon.

Please click on the image below to view the panorama:
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Temperature: -65.7°C / -86.3°F, Windchill: -82.8°C / -117.1°F, Wind: ESE (102.3°) at 6.1 knt
Date: 2003-09-25 05:13:17 UTC