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February 23rd, 2012
Chinese Scientists Shoot the Dark Glacier from the Air

The 28th Chinese expedition to the South Pole took aerial photos of the Dark Glacier on the fringes of the Antarctic Ice Sheet with the use of a helicopter. Mo Yubing, from the Heilongjiang Geographical Mapping Bureau, said that the whole process was carried out using a 60 million pixel digital camera attached to the right side of a helicopter. The helicopter flew 140 kilometers per hour at a height of 800 meters and took photos in the predetermined areas with a shooting range of 100 kilometers. The scientists took one photo every five minutes in the cabin with 850 photos taken in total. Read More