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Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists
Ice Cube Telescope, Part I (Webcast)
Date: December 28, 2007
Running Time: 00:30:04

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This program is available for download in the Ice Stories Polar Media Collection.


Meet scientists and engineers at the South Pole who are hard at work drilling holes in the ice for a unique telescope called Ice Cube. When completed, this telescope will take up a .6 miles (1 cubic kilometer) of the ice sheet and consist of dozens of strings, each containing 60 detectors suspended in crystal-clear ice more than 4,900 feet (1500 meters) below the surface.
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