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NASA's DC-8 Flying Over the Weddell Sea | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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NASA's DC-8 Flying Over the Weddell Sea

Scarred and chiseled sea ice in the Weddell Sea, where the DC-8 followed in CryoSat-2's tracks on Thursday's IceBridge flight. The DC-8's shadow appears as a dark speck in the lower right.


Operation IceBridge is designed to record changes to Antarctica's ice sheets and give scientists insight into what is driving those changes. Follow the progress of the mission:


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Credit: NASA/Michael Studinger


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Uploaded on October 17, 2011