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NASA Flew Over Not One But Two Rectangular Icebergs

NASA Flew Over Not One But Two Rectangular Icebergs

Last week, NASA tweeted a photo of a perfectly natural and rectangular iceberg spotted during a flyover of the northern Antarctic Peninsula. The unusual image blew up online and now NASA is back with more photos of weirdly angular icebergs from the same Operation IceBridge trip. From yesterday's #IceBridge flight: A tabular iceberg can be […]

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    Massive Crack in Larsen C Ice Shelf Grew 11 Miles in 6 Days

    Massive Crack in Larsen C Ice Shelf Grew 11 Miles in 6 Days

    The widening crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf has grown even longer. An iceberg the size of Delaware is now precariously hanging on to the main ice shelf by 8 miles of ice. Scientists with the Antarctic research group Project Midas report that the rift lengthened by another 11 miles between May 25 and […]

    New Crack Found in Larsen C Ice Shelf, Could Accelerate Massive Breakoff

    New Crack Found in Larsen C Ice Shelf, Could Accelerate Massive Breakoff

    A new branch has split off the widening crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf in another sign of the ice’s impending breakoff, scientists reported this week. British researchers monitoring the ice shelf using satellite technology spotted the new nine-mile-long branch, which runs about six miles below the original crack. The rift in the Larsen […]

    Massive Iceberg Hangs by 12-Mile ‘Thread’

    Massive Iceberg Hangs by 12-Mile ‘Thread’

    The growing rift in the Antarctic Peninsula has now lengthened to 110 miles, meaning that the Larsen C ice shelf is now connected to the main ice shelf by only a 12-mile “thread,” USA TODAY reports. The British Antarctic Survey determined that the crack has expanded by 50 miles since 2011. “It is particularly hard […]

    Shocking Crack in Ice Shelf Grows Another 11 Miles

    Shocking Crack in Ice Shelf Grows Another 11 Miles

    A 70-mile long crack in the Larsen C ice shelf grew another shocking 11 miles in December alone. That leaves just 12 miles before an iceberg the size of Delaware snaps off into the Southern Ocean. Delaware-Sized Chunk of Ice Could Dislodge from #Antarctic Shelf via @EcoWatch #climate https://t.co/nHjoAThctF — Dan Zukowski (@danzukowski) August 26, […]

    Delaware-Sized Chunk of Ice Could Dislodge from Antarctic Shelf

    Delaware-Sized Chunk of Ice Could Dislodge from Antarctic Shelf

    An 80-mile long crack in the Larsen C ice shelf threatens to dislodge a chunk of ice measuring about 2,300 square miles, nearly the size of Delaware and twice the size of the massive Larsen B ice shelf collapse in 2002. As the long Southern Hemisphere polar night is ending, satellites have been able to […]