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South Pole Rescue Mission Reported on NBC’s Today Show

There’s a rescue mission happening at the South Pole, Antarctica – and the NBC Today Show interviewed me for their report. Learn more on my time in Antarctica (On my YouTube Channel – Will be replaced with official Today Show YouTube Channel link when they get around to uploading it themselves)

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IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica Confirms Existence of Cosmic Neutrinos

In the news today, the existence of cosmic neutrinos was confirmed by Antarctic scientists. I had the opportunity to work at the South Pole Station during the operation of the Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory, and feel lucky to have become friends with PI Albrecht Karle and his team. A few articles about Ice Cube and …

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I’m In A Planetarium Show! “Chasing the Ghost Particle”

During my deployment to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica in the Austral Summer 2012-2013, my good friend Blaise was working with the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium at the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Throughout the summer season, Blaise worked with a RED HD …

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Scientist Terry Benson Presents On “Innovations in Hot Water Drilling at the South Pole”

Last Austral Summer, I spent 3.5 months living at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica. Among my many jobs on station, one of the most rewarding was the work I did with the Askaryan Radio Array drill and deployment teams. During my time working with the ARA, I got to spend some good time with …

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Spoolhenge, Antarctica

About a half mile grid north of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, there’s a strange, frozen monument: Spoolhenge. Originally these giant spools housed the cables and pipelines that now wind their way through, around, and under the south pole station. When the supplies were offloaded from the spools, these empty monsters were stacked up on …

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Getting To The Heart Of The Keck Array Microwave Telescope: Cryostat Disassembly

This week, I was fortunate to be given unprecedented access to the Keck Array Microwave Telescope in the MAPO Observatory at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station by the Keck Array Science Team, in order to witness the disassembly of two of the five cryostats that form the telscope array. Photos. The Keck array is a …

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