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NASA DC-8 Flying Laboratory Spots Unusual Square Iceberg

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Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice, flew over the northern Antarctic Peninsula. (aviationbuzzword.com) More...

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retranger
Dave Rose 1
It’s a rectangle for Christ sakes...
dabeed
Dave Fisher -2
i am embarrassed to share the same name with you.
roumbel
Looks like Noah's ark...
dabeed
Dave Fisher -4
idiot
DRotten
D Rotten -3
And yet, nobody asks WHY it is that NASA is even in the Antarctic!!
ba151
Bruce Atkinson 0
OR,flying a DC-8?
Viperguy46
Jesse Carroll 3
Doing what NASA does!
geeeeeezzzzz this site going to hell...#WALKAWAY dude!

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DRotten
D Rotten 0
Poor lil Troll! Sounds like you need to get a life! Feel the need to reply to people's comments with your nothing-ness, do ya? Poor thing! Mommy/Daddy didn't give you enough attention?? LOL
ravanviman
hal pushpak -9
Ironic that they'd be using an old, polluting four-engined airliner at (inefficient) low altitudes for polar surveys. Must be a legacy flying lab. Nonetheless, it might be interesting to see the (corroborating?) data they gathered over the years..
shenghaohan
Shenghao Han 22
Just in case you didn’t know, the NASA DC-8 is a series 70 DC-8. The “polluting” JT3D was replaced with CFM56B, which are the same engines used on A340 and 737NG. So, there is no cleaner flying 4 engine medium-long range alternative exist, and given DC-8 is smaller than A340, 747 and A380, I think you will agree it will burn less fuel than those.
The DC8 often fly 6-8 hours over arctic seas and Antarctica with no alternative airports nor rescue stations nearby, personally I won’t even risk to fly that long on a twin. Remember when doing Atlantic crossing there are several diversion airports available, when flying over Antarctica... good luck with finding the nearest research station....
EB333
Erik Bruner 2
Thank you, saved me the trouble of typing that out.
ravanviman
hal pushpak 1
Good to know. Thanks.
bbabis
Bill Babis 15
Flying in that area of the world, I want as many engines as possible.
jbsimms
James Simms 1
The more engines you have, the merrier
Swagger897
Jacob Buchanan -7
Can anyone reply to me just exactly why this is a "good" comment?
ToddBaldwin3
ToddBaldwin3 2
I would say this is a good comment for several reasons. First, the writer simply presented facts, not guesses, suppositions, or assumptions. The facts explained why this aircraft is a good choice. Another reason, and almost more importantly, the writer did so without using invective, personal attacks, or even suggesting that someone might be wrong. It was polite and informative.
Swagger897
Jacob Buchanan -4
Can't even edit a post, but it seems like a bunch of shills hover over these buttons more-so than what happens on your average reddit string..
bigkahuna400
bigkahuna400 2
These are extremely well maintained as well.
RECOR10
RECOR10 -3
No matter what. These folks can prove that humans are or are not causing anything other than the depth of the latrine....who again melted the glaciers over the great plains?
dabeed
Dave Fisher -1
troll
RECOR10
RECOR10 1
You have their proof? What again got the glaciers?
emlouise
Em Fairley 0
Pot calling the kettle! Idiot!

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