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In Images: IceBridge Investigates Antarctica

Ellsworth Mountains

(Image credit: NASA/Michael Studinger)

Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica seen from the IceBridge research plane on Oct. 26. The Ellsworth Mountains are home to Antarctica's highest point, Vinson Massif (16,066 feet/4,897 meters).

Trapped Iceberg in the Amundsen Sea

NASA IceBridge, Antarctica

(Image credit: NASA / Maria-Jose Vinas)

An iceberg trapped in sea ice in the Amundsen Sea, seen from the IceBridge DC-8 research plane on Oct. 27.

Antarctic Peninsula

NASA IceBridge, Antarctica

(Image credit: NASA / Maria-Jose Vinas)

View of the northern Antarctic Peninsula from high altitude during IceBridge's flight back from the Foundation Ice Stream, on Oct. 28.

Pensacola Mountains

NASA IceBridge, Antarctica

(Image credit: NASA / Maria-Jose Vinas)

Pensacola Mountains near the Foundation Ice Stream, which Operation IceBridge surveyed on Oct. 28.

Adelaid Island Ice Shelf

NASA IceBridge, Antarctica

(Image credit: NASA / Maria-Jose Vinas)

Edge of an ice shelf in Adelaide Island, off the Antarctic Peninsula, viewed from the IceBridge research plane.

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