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Drilling Ice Hole

Drilling Ice Hole

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Drilling holes in the ice at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station for the IceCube science project. About eighty holes will be drilled, each one approximately 2.4 km deep. Neutrino detection instruments will be lowered into each hole. The drillers use hot water to melt the holes. December 16, 2006. United States Antarctic Program.

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