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At the far end of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Jen Lamp performs some final checks before leaving her experiment out for the austral winter. The Flight of X-Calibur
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Tuesday July 23, 2019

Antarctica can be a double-edged sword for astronomers: conditions there are some of the best in the world for observing the heavens, but the harshness of the place can be hard on equipment. In December 2018, astronomers who launched the x-ray telescope "X-Calibur" to study neutron stars and black holes got a taste of that contrast.
This artist's rendering of the IceCube Lab at the South Pole depicts the light detectors, called DOMs, buried under the ice (not to scale). Neutrinos Point The Way To Cosmic Rays
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Thursday July 12, 2018

Using data gathered by the National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole, scientists have for the first time identified a super massive black hole as the source of some of the highest energy cosmic rays.

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