NASA publishes a new, spectacular picture on its Instagram account that reveals a massive glacier melting away. The picture is shot by Thomas Pesquet. Thomas is a French astronaut, from the International Space Station (ISS). The image is of the Upsala Glacier, the third-largest in the Southern Patagonian Icefield of Argentina and Chile. The American space firm says that the glaciers are getting tinier, and this is becoming noticeable by cosmonauts in space. As well as Earth surveillance satellites that examine their development for environment scientists.
The picture indicates the Upsala Glacier is undergoing a substantial withdrawal due to the environment crisis. This is because a sizable portion of it breaks away.
“As Earth’s environment changes, reflections, like this, made from the International Space Station (ISS) assist in order to offer unique perceptions to keep our planet safe,” states NASA’s picture caption.
At the time of post, over 8.46 Instagram users had already taken a look at the image. While most folks praised the magnificent scene captured by the French cosmonaut. However, a few agreed that the environment crisis was a severe risk to the planet.
Few Comments on the post are as follows:
- “The earth is dying,” says an individual with the username i_m_g.
- “I hope you would have put photographs from the last era next to this for comparison,” Khyrstyn Jackson says.
- “Can’t live broadcast be produced on these vehicles?” asks Nihal Sen.
The Upsala Glacier is the southern residue of the Patagonia Ice Sheet that includes the southern Andes Mountains throughout the previous Ice Age. It has left more than 3 kilometres between 2001 and 2016. This is according to a European Space Agency article.
Thomas Pesquet, 43, sent to ISS on a SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule for a six-month journey of duty in April this year. Since then, he has been revealing astonishing pictures of the Earth. He names his account by the username “thom_astro” on Instagram.