During a Year in Orbit, IceCube Created a New Map of Earth's Clouds

  • Released Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Updated Monday, July 9, 2018 at 1:36PM
  • ID: 12957

Although it was only designed to last three months, the tiny CubeSat known as IceCube has been orbiting Earth for a full year, collecting data on a hard-to-study type of cloud.

In that time, IceCube has created a global map of these ice clouds around the planet, which could someday help improve models and forecasts.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


This visualization can be found in the following series:

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