Looking into Surface Albedo

Bhutan: Land and Glaciers

This picture shows glaciers in the Himalayan mountains of Bhutan. The glaciers have been melting over the past few decades. This makes lakes form nearby.

This picture was taken by an instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite.

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