Saturday, September 18, 2010

Polar Pixels

There is yet no sign of the sun today for us folks at Pole. The sky is overcast and the wind is blowing a nice, stiff breeze. The temperatures are warmer than as of late, though, which is nice. Here are a few more pictures from a couple days ago:

Wind-carved sastrugi surface:

The growing glow of sunrise, which is not glowing so much today:

The heavily-drifted ARO, like the old song lyric "Sign says...":

Deluxe accommodations inside ARO, including plumbing minus the water. The flowery stool and funnel just run into a big barrel downstairs, and can only handle #1. If you must #2 you do it in a plastic bag or hoof it back to the station where the plumbing has that modern convenience running water in it. What a great use of taxpayer dollars:

"Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense."
~Carl Sagan

4 comments:

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EthanG said...

Sempre,
Sorry to disappoint, but a hit on your website from here will look like one from Colorado, where the satellites route our network traffic into the rest of the world. I'll still take a look though.
~E

Desert Tortise said...

We especially liked the first image. Way to go Mr G!

Becky said...

Nice to see some hint of daylight.