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Here are some cool North Pole 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”.
Here’s an image of the Artic Ocean during a total solar eclipse on August 1, 2008. This image was captured by NASA’s Terra satellite which is primarily responsible in monitoring the conditions of the Earth’s environment including the climate changes.
Here’s an image of Brattahlid, Norse Greenland obtained using the Enhanced Thematic Mapper flying aboard NASA’s Landsat-7 satellite on August 4, 2000. The name “Brattahlid” means “the steep slope.”
This is an image of Mount Kazbek which can be found in the Caucasus Mountains in Russia. The image was captured by an astronaut from the International Space Station on August 13, 2002 during the Expedition 5 mission. Mount Kazbek is the third highest mountain in Georgia having an elevation of 5,033 meters.
Here’s an image of the Artic Circle and the location of the North Pole Project. The North Pole Project aims to provide the first internet connection and live webcast from the North Pole.
Here’s an image of the fjords in Norway captured by the ASTER instrument flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite on April 17, 2002. Fjords are narrow inlets which are formed by glacial activities and are an important feature of Norway’s landscape.
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about planet Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.