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On a frozen melt pool

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During the Antarctic summer, under specific conditions like on the picture (area sheltered from the wind but in a cone of ice reflecting the Sun's energy), ice and snow can melt and form melt-pools. These pools freeze again when the summer is over and leave flat icy surfaces like this one.

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