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Snowy Night Grounds Flight
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Snowy Night Grounds Flight

December 19, 2012
An unusual snowfall on Monday, Oct. 19, grounded the DC-8’s third flight from Punta Arenas, Chile. The flight was rescheduled and took off Tuesday, Oct. 20, for Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. The goal: fly a laser mapping instrument up and down the glacier in close, parallel lines, to get a topographic map of the area. Read more about the flight on Twitter. Photo Credit: Stefan Elieff/Sander Geophysics