This photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station shows water of different colors within sub-basins of the Laguna (lake) Verde in the high Andes of northwest Argentina.
Previous surveys showed this ice cap thinning and glaciers retreating. The April 12 mission was to measure several glaciers in the area to see how much the Penny Ice Cap has melted in recent years.
Layers of armor protect Earth from the sun's harmful energies, while letting in heat and light that power the climate.
Project IceBridge completed the 2013 Arctic campaign on May 2, with 26 land ice and sea ice research missions.
Activities for the family showcasing Goddard's science and engineering research and technological developments.
Model Rocket LaunchesLike to build model rockets, but don't have a launch pad? Now you do!
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