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Crater Lurks Beneath the Ice

The Hiawatha Impact Crater in northwest Greenland was detected through some creative detective work and innovative instruments that can see through the ice.


Images by Cindy Starr, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey, MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview, Blue Marble data courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC), Mathieu Morlighem (UCI), Government of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Earth Sciences Sector; Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation and AMSR2 data courtesy of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Story by Maria-Jose Viñas-Garcia, NASA Earth Science News Team.

Published November 30, 2018
Data acquired November 14, 2018

Sources:
Aqua
Aqua > MODIS
DEM
GCOM-W1 > AMSR-2
Landsat 8 > OLI
Model
Terra > MODIS