16. Antarctic peaks peeking through the clouds

NASA doesn’t just fly into space to complete its missions – Operation IceBridge, for one, had a team of scientists surveying the Arctic and its supply of polar ice. They set off on their first round of study in 2014, and the flight inspired scientist Michael Studinger to grab a camera. He captured this gorgeous photo of sunlight rising over mountains, and the moon dangling above it all.

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