In just four days, extreme heat melted the snow off this massive glacier

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In just four days, extreme heat melted the snow off this massive glacier

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Earth's Northern Hemisphere experienced a scorching summer, with 90-degree temperatures in Arctic reindeer country and heat waves toppling records around the globe. In Canada's Kluane National Park, the massive Lowell Glacier felt the heat this summer, too.

Both NASA and European Space Agency satellites captured bounties of snow from the previous winter melting from the glacier over just four days in July. In the photos of the glacier NASA released Thursday, areas of frozen water are shown in light blue, whereas melted water is shown in dark blue.

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