The University Lowbrow Astronomers Photo Album
The South Pole
Dr. Mark Vincent stayed for 10 days at the South Pole. He worked on the
Viper telescope which is designed to study the cosmic microwave background radiation
at millimeter wavelengths. What makes Viper so interesting is that it
is located at the South Pole to take advantage of the thin, cold and VERY dry
air. How cold, well it was -56°F with a -107°F wind chill when
he first stepped off the LC-130 at the Pole on November 2, 1999. Believe
it or not, it’s easy to break into a drenching sweat.
More photographs from Mark Vincent
- All the photographs on this page are courtesy Dr. Mark Vincent.
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