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NASA's Operation IceBridge survey to expand its Arctic reach

NASA's Operation IceBridge kicked off in 2009. Its primary mission is to monitor changes in the polar ice in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Now, for the first time, NASA will explore the Arctic's Eurasian Basin.

NASA's stunning photo shows widening rift in Antarctic ice shelf

Photos released on Friday from NASA's Operation Icebridge show with a stunning clarity that the huge rift in the Larsen C ice shelf is getting closer to causing a section of ice the size of Delaware to break off.

Video: New NASA animation shows Antarctica without ice

Sheets of ice one mile thick cover most of Antarctica, obscuring many of its geographical features. Now a new animation by NASA offers the most detailed and accurate picture yet of what the landmass would look like if all that ice were to melt.
 

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First leg of the 2017 Arctic Spring Campaign took the crew over Ellesmere Island.
First leg of the 2017 Arctic Spring Campaign took the crew over Ellesmere Island.
Nathan Kurtz/NASA
Incredible image of crack in the Larsen C ice shelf.
Incredible image of crack in the Larsen C ice shelf.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Image of Arctic sea ice taken by  NASA Goddard researcher Linette Boisvert of the holes and openings...
Image of Arctic sea ice taken by NASA Goddard researcher Linette Boisvert of the holes and openings in the sea ice cover that expose the warm ocean below where more heat and moisture are put into the atmosphere, helping to warm the Arctic.
NASA - Operation IceBridge
NASA s Operation Icebridge flight prepares to fly over Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica.
NASA's Operation Icebridge flight prepares to fly over Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
On March 22  Operation IceBridge flew a mission to survey the ice sheet and underlying bedrock of no...
On March 22, Operation IceBridge flew a mission to survey the ice sheet and underlying bedrock of northern Greenland. This is an image of the Leidy Glacier near the beginning of the survey line. Photo by Nathan Kurtz/NASA.
NASA - Operation IceBridge
The NASA Operation Icebridge aircraft comes with a lot of technology  including lasers  radars  digi...
The NASA Operation Icebridge aircraft comes with a lot of technology, including lasers, radars, digital imaging, and infrared sensors.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Snapshot of the rift in the Larsen C on Nov. 10  2016. (NASA/John Sonntag)
Snapshot of the rift in the Larsen C on Nov. 10, 2016. (NASA/John Sonntag)
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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