Glaciers. . . snow pack. . . mountains. . . exotic blue ice. . . a continent about the size of the United States and Mexico combined, but with virtually no population. Welcome to Antarctica.
Have you got four and a half minutes? If so, watching this video will be time well spent. Animators at Goddard Space Flight Center created a Ken Burns image flyover on steroids. Slowly you soar over a virtual landscape composed of a thousand individual LandSat satellite images, stitched together seamlessly into the LandSat Image Mosaic of Antarctica, or LIMA.
No need to run on about it. The narrator will fill you in. Relax and observe.
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