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A High-Resolution Map of the Thwaites Glacier's Thinning Ice Shelf

Caption: A high-resolution map of the Thwaites Glacier's thinning ice shelf. The glacier now appears to be in the early stages of collapse, with full collapse potentially occurring within a few centuries.

Credit: David Shean / University of Washington

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