Instant Index: Snowmobilers Outrun Wyoming Avalanche

By ABC News

Jan 18, 2013 6:53pm

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From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking  about using #InstantIndex or email us at and they could appear on World News.

Tonight’s Instant Index:

Moona Lisa
Engineers at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland successfully beamed an image of the ”Mona Lisa” from Earth to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a spacecraft that has been orbiting the moon since 2009.

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Left: The Mona Lisa, transmitted to the moon and back. Right: the picture with software corrections. Credit: Xiaoli Sun/Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA

On a snowmobiling trip to Afton, Wyo., in January 2012, one of Joe Gill’s friends almost didn’t survive. Gill filmed as his friend just barely outran an avalanche on his snowmobile. The incredible video was released today.

Super Bowl Performer
It was announced today that Alicia Keys will sing the “National Anthem” at this year’s Super Bowl. It is the third time she has performed at the Super Bowl — a new record for any performer.

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