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  • Released Monday, February 14, 2011
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:35PM
  • ID: 10723

Polar scientists will return to Antarctica in fall 2011 to monitor one of the world's fastest moving glaciers.

Polar scientists will return to Antarctica in fall 2011 to monitor one of the world's fastest moving glaciers.

Researchers have practiced their techniques for drilling through PIG's hard ice in 2011.

Researchers have practiced their techniques for drilling through PIG's hard ice in 2011.

Researchers prepare to lower a probe into the hidden water beneath an Antarctic ice shelf.

Researchers prepare to lower a probe into the hidden water beneath an Antarctic ice shelf.

Pine Island Glacier is an immense ice stream that drains the West Antarctic Ice Sheet into the ocean.

Pine Island Glacier is an immense ice stream that drains the West Antarctic Ice Sheet into the ocean.



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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center



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