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Malaspina Glacier, Alaska

Malaspina Glacier, Alaska

The tongue of the Malaspina Glacier, the one of the largest glaciers in Alaska, fills most of this image. The Malaspina lies west of Yakutat Bay and covers roughly 1,500 sq mi (3,880 sq km).

This image was acquired by Landsat 7's Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on August 31, 2000. This is a false-color composite image made using infrared, near infrared, and green wavelengths. The image has also been sharpened using the sensor's panchromatic band.

Image provided by the USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch. This image is part of the ongoing Landsat Earth as Art series.