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A night photo of auroras over a building.
Date Taken:
April 23, 2012
Photograph By:
Sven Lidstrom, NSF

The IceCube laboratory at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, with the aurora australis lighting the night sky. IceCube is a neutrino detector with thousands of digital optical modules buried deep in the ice. The laboratory contains computers and monitors connected to the modules, which are attempting to detect high-energy neutrinos from distant parts of the universe. The lab is located about one kilometer from the main station in the Dark Sector, an area devoid of radio signal and artificial light interference. To learn more about IceCube, visit http://icecube.wisc.edu.

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