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An area of open water surrounded by ice.
Date Taken:
October 16, 2012
Photograph By:
James Yungel, NASA IceBridge

The calving front of Thwaites Ice Shelf looking at the ice below the water's surface as seen from the NASA DC-8 on Oct. 16, 2012. Note how the water acts as a blue filter. NASA's Operation IceBridge is an airborne science mission to study Earth's polar ice. See the NASA IceBridge website for more information.

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