Trippy satellite map of North America’s largest glacier shows ‘hidden lake’ and other secrets

Trippy satellite map of North America’s largest glacier shows ‘hidden lake’ and other secrets

Alaska’s Malaspina Glacier looks unrecognizable in a stunning new false-color satellite image shared by NASA. (Image credit: Wanmei Liang/Landsat/NASA Earth Observatory)

NASA has released a three-color space image of Alaska’s Malaspina Glacier, which makes the massive glacier look like a flaming, wavy blob of paint. The new image highlights recent discoveries in the glacier, including the ‘hidden lake’.

Glacier at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, located on the state’s southeast coast, covers about 1,680 square miles (4,350 square kilometers), making it the largest glacier in North America and the world’s largest Piedmont glacier—a type of lobed glacier that cascades from mountains onto flat land.

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