Melting at the base of this Texas-sized ice pack in the Amundsen Sea off Antarctica could lead to significant ocean level rise in the long term. This image of the ice shelf was taken on the first flight of Ice Bridge from an altitude of 20,000 feet. NASA hide caption

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NASA Launches Mission To Track Polar Ice By Plane

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Astronomers Detect Most Distant Object Ever Seen

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Weather Interferes With NASA Test Flight

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NASA To Launch World's Tallest Rocket

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To The Moon ... And Lagrange Points?

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Space Truckers Aren't Science Fiction Anymore

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NASA's New Space Race Needs Life Support

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Panel: NASA's Moon Plan Lacks Funds

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Panel: NASA Should Skip Moon

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NASA Discovers A Ring Around The Solar System

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Mapping The Boundaries Of The Solar System

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