Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sentinel satellite captures birth of behemoth iceberg

12-07-2017 12:50 PM CEST


Over the last few months, a chunk of Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf has been hanging on precariously as a deep crack cut across the ice. Witnessed by the Copernicus Sentinel-1mission, a lump of ice more than twice the size of Luxembourg has now broken off, spawning one of the largest icebergs on record and changing the outline of the Antarctic Peninsula forever.

 

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