01 Jul '11, 10pm

Ice Island off Labrador [image] #NASA

Nearly 11 months after calving off of the northwestern coast of Greenland, a massive ice island is now caught up in ocean currents off the coast of Labrador, Canada. The ice island was formed when a 251-square-kilometer (97-square-mile) chunk of ice broke off the Petermann Glacier on August 5, 2010. The Canadian Ice Service has since been tracking the ice island, dubbed PII-A, via satellite and radio beacon. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of the ice island on June 25, 2011. The northeast-facing coast of Labrador is mostly obscured by thin, wispy clouds, as it has been for much of the past week. News agencies reported that the ice island stretched roughly 62 square kilometers in area and weighed between 3.5 and 4 billion tons. The island has been slowly breaking up and melting on its journ...

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Ice Island off Labrador. Foto NASA.

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Farewell to Atlantis [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 08 Jul '11, 10pm

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Dust Plumes over the Persian Gulf [image] #NASA

Dust Plumes over the Persian Gulf [image] #NASA

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Qinghai Cross Section [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 25 Jun '11, 10pm

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NASA Earth Observato Floods Recede around the W...

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A World Centered on Sea Ice Is Changing Swiftly at the Poles

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 25 Jun '11, 10pm

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