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. (NASA / Michael Studinger)
Despite marginal weather, NASA's IceBridge science flights continued with a mission by the agency's DC-8 flying laboratory over the Antarctic Peninsula Nov. 13. All seven instruments collected data for several glaciers before the weather conditions forced an early return to Punta Arenas.
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