Vegetation appears red in this false-color image as the land here is covered by grasses and low-lying plants. Credit: ESA

Covering more than 2,000,000 sq kilometers, Greenland is the world’s largest island and home to the second largest ice sheet after Antarctica. These ice sheets are sensitive to changes in our climate, however, and rising temperatures are causing them to melt faster. The Nordenskiold Glacier is just one of many glaciers draining Greenland’s ice sheet.