Summer Pools Appear in Antarctica

Satellite image showing ice and pools of water on an ice shelf.

Detailed Description

Landsat recently captured the most widespread meltwater pooling ever recorded on Antarctica's George VI Ice Shelf. Some melting is expected during the Antarctic summer, but the sheer extent of the stunning aqua ponds that have appeared amid the continent's warmest summer on record is remarkable.

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Image Dimensions: 1200 x 331

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Lat / Long: -71.319879000000 / -67.565940000000

Location Taken: US

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