Time Lapse Study of the Day: The North Pole is Now a Lake

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Here's a time-lapse GIF animation made with images captured from the North Pole Environmental Observatory in the past month, which shows the snow-covered North Pole turning into a giant lake during the arctic thaw. But hold off on pumping up your inflatable boat just yet, as one Redditor points out that the observatory's wide-angle lens makes the pond look significantly larger than it actually is and that this year's melt is not nearly as bad as years prior.

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