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Ancient Ice Spied from the ISS
During his six-month mission aboard the International Space Station, ESA astronaut Tim Peake captured a photo of a large iceberg from the Weddell Sea. (Image credit: ESA/NASA)

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station make a hobby of taking photos of our Blue Marble. ESA astronaut Tim Peake captured this rare image of an iceberg during his six-month mission during 2015-16. Leif Toudal from the Danish Meteorological Institute, with assistance from Europe’s Sentinel-1A radar satellite and NASA’s Aqua satellite, identified the iceberg as A56. The massive chunk of ice broke off the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf around the turn of the century and made its way across the Weddel Sea to the Atlantic over the last decade or so. [See more of ESA astronaut Tim Peake's photos from the ISS]

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