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This is a view looking down into the hole drilled for the IceCube strings. The sphere you see is a digital optical module about 17 meters down. The entire hole is about 2.5 kilometers (about 1.5 miles) deep. It goes about 50 meters before it is filled with ice-cold water for the remaining 2,400 meters. The water eventually freezes around the string of DOMs, sealing them in forever. Near the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica.

Credit to read: Photo by Casey O'Hara (PolarTREC 2009/2010), Courtesy of ARCUS

Photographer: Casey O'Hara
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Year: 
2009
Program: 
PolarTREC
Region: 
Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
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53mm
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2153813
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Canon
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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
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