NASA is no stranger to high-tech equipment, obviously. However, giving space fans a time-lapse look at what happens when the North Pole freezes, is. According to researchers, “sea ice coverage over the Arctic Ocean oscillates over the course of a year, growing through winter and reaching a maximum extent by February or March.” Continue reading for the video.

The video goes from September 1, 2009 – minimun Artic ice levels – to March 30, 2010 – the day before the maximum 2010 levels. The view will make a lot of polar bears happy.

[via Gizmodo]