13 March 2020
China's first polar-observing satellite has completed its Antarctic observation mission after orbiting Earth for six months. Since it was launched on 12 September 2019, the satellite called "Ice Pathfinder" (Code: BNU-1) has sent back more than 1,000 images covering the south polar region. It has observed two vast ice collapses in the continent, one occurred on the Amery Ice Shelf on 25 September 2019, and the other on the Pine Island Glacier in February 2020.
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