New stamp will show satellite view of Kenai Fjords glacier

Associated PressSeptember 25, 2012 

Ice breaks from the foot of Bear Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park and becomes icebergs in a lake. Dirt and rocks picked up by the glacier when it moves downhill can be seen at the edges and center of the glacier and in some of the bergs. The image was captured by the IKONOS satellite.


The U.S. Postal Service says a new stamps series will include an Alaska image.

The service says its Earthscapes stamp series showing natural, agricultural and urban landscapes will feature a perspective of a glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park.

The image of the park's Bear Glacier was taken in 2005 by a GeoEye IKONOS satellite flying 423 miles above the Earth at an average speed of 17,000 mph.

The photograph shows the glacier and icebergs that have broken off.

The 45-cent stamp will be released Oct. 1. The Bear Glacier stamp is one of 15 stamps in the series.

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