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Here are some glacier pictures. You can make any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
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.
This is a photo of the Wilkins Ice Shelf located on the western portion of the Antarctica. It was taken by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) onboard the NASA’s Terra satellite on April 12, 2009. ASTER is a high resolution imaging instrument used to obtain detailed maps of the earth.
This is an image of a glacier located at the west coast of Greenland. This image was taken on March 29, 2010 from a DC-8 aircraft. Greenland is the largest island in the world that is not a continent.
This image of the Larsen Ice Shelf and some other glaciers located at the Antarctic Peninsula was taken on November 4, 2009. The Larsen Ice Shelf was a long, fringing ice shelf situated at the northwestern part of the Weddell Sea.
Here’s an image of the Grey Glacier taken from the International Space Station by a crew member of the Expedition 15. The Grey Glacier, covering a total are of 270 square kilometers was located at the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.
We have written many articles about glaciers for Universe Today. Here’s an article about mid-latitude glaciers in Mars, and here are some more pictures of glaciers. And here are some iceberg pictures.
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about planet Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.