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Oct 17 2013

Is there a river of ice flowing across Antarctica?

Antarctica

Satellite photo of Antarctica.
Courtesy CIA, The World Factbook.

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Answer: Yes. Byrd Glacier moves through the Transantarctic Mountains at a rate 0.5 miles per year.

Byrd Glacier

Photo of Byrd Glacier. Courtesy CIA, The World Factbook.

The above photo was taken by Landsat.
There have been 8 Landsat satellites, with the first launched in 1972.

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