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Brunt Ice Shelf
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Brunt Ice Shelf

December 19, 2012
NASA's DC-8 flew over the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Oct. 26, 2010, during the first flight of NASA's Operation IceBridge Antarctic 2010 campaign. The shadow of the DC-8 is surrounded by a halo that comes from the refraction of sunlight through ice crystals in the air. Credit: Michael Studinger