Iceberg breaks away from Antarctic ice shelf
Recent satellite images show one of the largest icebergs recorded has broken off from the Antarctic ice shelf.
An iceberg almost the size of Delaware has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said Wednesday. The massive iceberg, measuring 5,800 square km and weighing more than one trillion metric tons, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula sometime between Monday and
The iceberg, weighing more than a trillion tons, is one of the largest ever recorded, and the break may leave the remaining ice shelf unstable.
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When the Delaware-size chunk of ice breaks away, the Larsen C ice shelf will lose more than 10 percent of its area, Project MIDAS said.
A massive chunk of ice about the size of Delaware could soon break off the Larsen C ice shelf in northern Antarctica. A rift near the edge of the shelf "suddenly grew" late last year -- and now, only a small ice bridge about 12 miles long is keeping a nearly 2,000-square-mile chunk of ice from
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