NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
Orbiting from north to south, NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites pass over Antarctica many times a day, and with each pass they image a slice of the frozen continent.
The daily photo-like images of Antarctica — made only in the austral summer when the southernmost continent is bathed in sunlight — are valuable to scientists studying everything from ice to penguins, as well as to the crews of ships navigating through the southern ice pack, according to a caption published with this image on NASA’s Earth Observatory page.
Get more information about this on NASA’s MODIS Antarctica Project Page.
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