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NASA: Transantarctic

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

    Jul 28, 2004
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    This image, taken on Nov. 10, 2010, aboard the IceBridge DC-8 flight mapping the Earth's polar regions, shows a Transantarctic mountain glacier. This year's IceBridge campaign is to map Earth's South Polar regions and is part of a six-year NASA mission--the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown. It is intended to yield a three-dimensional view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice and provide a yearly, multi-instrument look at the behavior of the rapidly changing features of the Greenland and Antarctic ice. Image Credit: Credit: NASA/Sarah DeWitt (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)

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