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Greg Balco, Grant Boeckman and Marie Bergelin operate the ice drill in the Ong Valley. Buried Treasure
Science / Ice and Snow
Thursday July 26, 2018

A team of researchers has brought home samples of some of the oldest ice ever discovered, more than twice as old as most previous samples. In the remote Ong Valley, the team drilled into a bed of ice - that first fell as snow two million years ago, or more.
An Operation IceBridge flight to map the glaciers in the Transantarctic Mountains takes off from McMurdo Station’s Williams Airfield. IceBridge Flies High
Science / Ice and Snow
Wednesday June 27, 2018

In late 2017, a specially modified airplane contracted by NASA crisscrossed Antarctica, mapping the ice below and filling in a data gap left by a now-defunct NASA satellite called ICESat, which measured the elevation of the ice surface using a laser. Operation IceBridge flights are bridging the gap between ICESat and its successor, ICESat-2.

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