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December 23, 2005

NASA Images Deliver White Christmas



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Whether or not cold Canadian air sweeps snow down into the states in time for a white Christmas, there's one sure way to look at snow covered land.

Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometers (MODIS) on board NASA's satellites show almost every place on Earth that has snow. According to NASA, anywhere it shows up Friday, the white fluffy stuff should be visible on Christmas Day.

A statement on NASA's Web site advises those desperate for a white Christmas to plan on spending it in the Cascade Mountains or the Rocky Mountains out West, the White Mountains in New Hampshire, or the Green Mountains in Vermont.

Or, you could just gaze at NASA's images of polar ice caps on Mars.

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