Ice Stars

Earth As Art image Ice Stars

Detailed Description

Like distant galaxies amid clouds of interstellar dust, chunks of sea ice drift through graceful swirls of grease ice in the frigid waters of Foxe Basin near Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Sea ice often begins as grease ice, a soupy slick of tiny ice crystals on the ocean's surface. As the temperature drops, grease ice thickens and coalesces into slabs of more solid ice.

  • Collection: Earth as Art 3
  • Source: Landsat 7
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Details

Image Dimensions: 7800 x 8400

Date Taken:

Location Taken: CA