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Here are some cool Antarctica photos. 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 is a spectacular full view of our planet earth. It was taken by the Apollo 17 during their journey to the moon in December 7, 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 photo of the earth was the first to feature the south polar ice cap.
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.
Here’s a satellite image of McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antartica taken by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on board the Terra satellite. ASTER is an imaging instrument that provides detailed maps of the earth’s land surface.
Here’s an image of Antarctica’s Wilkins Ice Shelf during the break-up of the ice bridge. The image was taken on April 6, 2009 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument flying onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite.
This is an image of Antarctica during a total solar eclipse on November 23, 2003. This was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite.
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about planet Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.