Mt. Murphy Western Antarctica. Also breaks the monotony of the mostly flat and barren white landscape of West Antarctica. Seen during the science flight there on Nov. 19. Credit: NASA/Kathryn Hansen
Mount Murphy is a massive, snow-covered and highly eroded shield volcano with steep, rocky slopes. Also It is directly south of Bear Peninsula, Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. The mountain is bounded by the Smith, Pope and Haynes Glaciers.
Also seen in picture is snow caped mountains. Although completely covered in snow, inches of it lay across the plains of the western Antarctica landscape. Therefore causing very harsh, long winters that really drop down a ton of snow and ice