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The Ice-Covered George VI Sound, Antarctica

72.8S 69.6W

May 10th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Antarctic Peninsula - May 6th, 2009

Antarctic Peninsula - May 6th, 2009

The George VI Sound is a major bay and fault depression in Antarctica.

It is 300 miles (483 km) long and has the shape of the letter J, which skirts the east and south shores of Alexander Island (upper left), separating it from the Antarctic Peninsula (lower right).

The Sound is ice covered and varies from about 15 miles (24 km) to more than 40 miles (64 km) wide. Here, thawing and freezing has created curved lines in the ice.

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