Monthly Archives: March 2014
We occasionally joke that South Pole Station is the poor man’s space station, sometimes it’s a more apt comparison than others. For the last few days, it’s felt like space is a little closer than usual; this is Earth’s shadow cast on the atmosphere.
Repeating my mistake from Thanksgiving, or maybe it was Christmas, I didn’t take many photos of sunset or our sunset meal. Here’s the sun, as seen though our generator exhaust contrail: We had the choice of a few different mains … Continue reading
My regular reader might recall a post from New Years, in which I artfully illustrated an atmospheric phenomena on a legal pad. From Halley 6, where they still have sunlight, we have pictures of a similar light show on Anthony’s … Continue reading
Saturday, we took down the flags around the ceremonial pole for winter except the Australian one, which I believe marks the location of the geographic S Pole during the winter of 2000 when Rodney Marks died here. The flags are taken down … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, R noticed something flying around in our lab – a bug. Of course, we don’t have bugs around here, so we found a jar and caught it. The bug was quickly determined to be a small … Continue reading
I’m a bit surprised this hasn’t gotten a bit more attention in the media than it has (and, it has gotten a fair bit of attention), but one of the biggest physics discoveries in a while happened recently, and the … Continue reading