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06 November 2011

NASA Satellite Sees Enderby Land, Antarctica


NASA image acquired November 3, 2011

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Enderby Land, Antarctica on November 3, 2011 at 11:20 UTC (7:20 a.m. EDT). The ice and snow appear bright white at the bottom of the image. Clouds grace the top of the image, and sea ice floats in William Scoresby Bay.

Enderby Land is an Antarctic land mass that extends from Shinnan Glacier to William Scoresby Bay. Discovered in 1831, it was named after the Enderby Brothers of London.

Operation Ice Bridge is exploring Antarctic ice, and more information can be found at www.nasa.gov/icebridge.

Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

- NASA