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Here are some amazing pictures of ice. You can turn any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then right-click and choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
This is a spectacular full view of our planet earth. It was taken by the Apollo 17 during their journey to the moon in 1972. The south polar ice cap of Antarctica can be clearly seen in the image. This region constitutes 70% of the world’s freshwater.
This image shows the Volga River in Russia with portions covered with snow. This image was captured on January 13, 1997 during the STS-81 mission to space. Volga River is the largest river in Europe in terms of length, discharge and watershed.
This image of the A53a iceberg was obtained from the International Space Station on January 15, 2008 by an Expedition 16 crew member. This image was taken in late 2004, years after it broke off from the Larsen Ice Shelf.
This image of an iceberg seen floating along the South Atlantic Ocean was taken during the STS-48 mission of the space shuttle Discovery on September 1991.
This image shows the collision of B-09B iceberg with the Mertz Glacier taken on February 20, 2010 by NASA’s Aqua satellite. B-09B had been floating around Antarctica for more than two decades before the collision happened.
We have written many articles about ice for Universe Today. Here’s an article about the water ice found on the moon’s north pole, and here’s an article about the possibility of ice on Mercury. Here are even more ice pictures.
We’ve also recorded related episodes of Astronomy Cast about the Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.