Thurston Island in Antarctica •

Thurston Island in Antarctica


Today’s Video of the Day comes from the European Space Agency’s Earth from Space series and features a look at Thurston Island.

Thurston Island is the third largest island in Antarctica, measuring 134 miles long and 56 miles wide with a total of 6,062 square miles in area. It was initially thought to be a peninsula and it wasn’t until 1960 that scientists realized it was separated from the mainland.

These images were captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Video Credit: European Space Agency

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