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Snapshots

  1. Plastic Weather Balloon

    Snapshot Title: Plastic Weather Balloon
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: BIF South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The scientists are not using the usual latex balloons because the rubber gets brittle in the cold, and the balloons break before they get high enough to collect the data that we need. After sunrise, w...



  2. balloon storage

    Snapshot Title: balloon storage
    Taken by: Katy Jensen

    Image: BIF South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    more balloons, warm & waiting to be launched...



  3. hutch clutch

    Snapshot Title: hutch clutch
    Taken by: Katy Jensen

    Image: BIF South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The rest of the balloon is folded up and protected in this cloth bundle, called a "hutch clutch." The whole thing is attached to the table so it won't hit the ceiling. Scientists add enough helium to ...



  4. lighting contactor

    Snapshot Title: lighting contactor
    Taken by: brandon barnes

    Image: BIF South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    you should put the cover back on that thing



  5. Really Cold

    Snapshot Title: Really Cold
    Taken by: Bob Holmberg

    Image: BIF South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    They keep the liquid helium in here.



  6. First Aid

    Snapshot Title: First Aid
    Taken by: Loren Swanson

    Image: BIF South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    So a NORTH fisrt aid kit works at the SOUTH pole??? Who knoew ! ;-)



  7. Snow

    Snapshot Title: Snow
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: BIF South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    A few inches of white fluff has nestled by the doors, swept in from outside where the snow is 2 miles deep.



  8. Golf Clubs

    Snapshot Title: Golf Clubs
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: BIF South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    It is really difficult to find a white golf ball in the snow outside.