Above and Beyond: Antarctic Peninsula

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This video uses beautiful space-based imagery to present the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with the NASA Earth Observatory.

All images, illustrations, and videos courtesy of NASA except:
·       Alfred Wegener photo courtesy of Bildarchiv Foto Marburg
·       Drawings of continental drift by Alfred Wegener from The Movements of the Continents and the Oceans
·       Lystrosaurus illustration courtesy of Nobu Tamura
·       Sea creature illustration copyright The National Library of Israel, Shapell Family Digitization Project _and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Geography – Historic Cities Research Project
·       Photo of Half Dome courtesy of D.L. Peck, U.S. Geological Survey
·       Photo of Kanchenjunga Mountain courtesy of Wikimedia user Anirban c8
·       Mountain formation illustrations by Marc Lussier (STScI)
·       Aerial photo of the Himalayan Mountains courtesy of Wikimedia user Pipimaru
Music courtesy of Associated Production Music
Written by Andrea Gianopoulos
Designed by Marc Lussier

Aerial shot of Antarctica. 
Text, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of mainland Antarctica. 
A swoosh of jagged snow peaks are highlighted. 
It is essentially a mountain range covered by ice. 
The peninsula lies roughly 600 miles away from Tierra del Fuego, the southern tip of South America. 
Some geologists consider the Antarctic Peninsula to be an extension of the Andes. 
Millions of years ago, the two mountain ranges may have been connected.