This Little Red Plane Carries A Full Load Of Science

This tiny plane flying over ice sheets as part of NASA's Operation IceBridge mission in Alaska. With little to interrupt the seemingly-endless sheets of white, this cheery red plane flies in summer and fall to monitor glaciers and sea ice while measuring clouds and greenhouse gas concentrations. » 1/15/15 11:19am 1/15/15 11:19am

An Unusually Strong Winter Storm Produced Beautiful Ice Formations

This is just one of a series of photos taken by Marko Korošec of Mount Javornik, part of a mountain range in eastern Slovenia. Ten days of snow, high winds, and freezing fog produced layers of rime ice over everything up the mountain, including 3-foot ice spikes. See the rest of Korošec's photos on his 500px page. » 12/23/14 1:33am 12/23/14 1:33am

Antarctic timelapse aboard an icebreaker… for science!

The Nathaniel B. Palmer is an icebreaker operated by the US National Science Foundation. Cassandra Brooks, one of the 37 scientists the ship can accomodate for missions of up to 75 days and deep in the Antarctic winter, shot this timelapse video of the ship doing its stuff over a two month period while traveling… » 5/05/13 12:32pm 5/05/13 12:32pm

These are among the world's first 3D photographs of untouched snowflakes

Researchers at the University of Utah have teamed up with the NSF to understand better just how fast and in what form snowflakes truly fall. To do it, they're using a high-speed Multi-Angle Snowflake Cam (aka "MASC") to capture real-time 3D images of snowflakes in freefall at Utah's Alta Ski Area. » 4/12/13 12:20pm 4/12/13 12:20pm