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Fly through the rift in the Pine Island Glacier

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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 08:39 AM
I just found this and thought I would share as it is pretty dang cool and beautiful.

Earth Observatory - NASA

Pine Island Glacier rift from satellite

Digg - Flying through a crack in the ice

In October 2011, researchers flying in NASA’s Operation IceBridge campaign made the first-ever detailed, airborne measurements of a major iceberg calving event while it was in progress. Four months later, the IceBridge team has mapped the crack in Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier in a way that allows glaciologists and the rest of us to fly through the icy canyon.

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So sit back, relax, maybe crack open a beer (it is 5 o'clock somewhere afterall) and enjoy the ride!

posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 08:49 AM
So what will happen to that piece of Ice eventually? Does this mean anything or is it just cool to see?

posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 09:12 AM
reply to post by ImaMuslim

I have no idea. It could eventually crack off and float into the ocean? I have no real idea how much land is underneath supporting it.


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