Photo Friday: Glaciers from above

 

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station took this picture of the space shuttle Atlantis' STS-132 mission as it flew over a glacier in Chile and Argentina. (NASA)
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station took this picture of the space shuttle Atlantis’ STS-132 mission as it flew over a glacier in Chile and Argentina. (NASA)

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station took this picture of the space shuttle Atlantis’ STS-132 mission as it flew over a glacier in Chile and Argentina. (NASA)

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The Siachen glacier as seen in 2011. The 76 km long glacier is sometimes called a “white snake”.

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Don Robersonreply
January 06, 2016 at 06:01 PM

The photo of the Space Shuttle seems to be a fake. Look at the shadows in the Shuttle compared to the shadows on the Glaciers. They are opposite. How could they be??

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GlacierHubreply
January 10, 2016 at 05:01 PM
– In reply to: Don Roberson

The sun appears to be just to the right of the top of the image both on the glaciers and the shuttle. Perhaps you think the shadows on the shuttle show the sun from below? If so, look again.

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