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What happened next to the giant Larsen C iceberg

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View of the A68 iceberg on the 30 July 2017, taken from a European Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite image. Photograph: A. Fleming, British Antarctic Survey.

Scientists have revealed exactly how the trillion-tonne A68 iceberg broke free of the Antarctic ice shelf last month – and say it has spawned smaller icebergs

August 2, 2017 — The fate of the giant iceberg that broke free from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf last month has been revealed. Continue reading What happened next to the giant Larsen C iceberg

Iceberg twice size of Luxembourg breaks off Antarctic ice shelf

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NASA handout photo dated 10/11/16 showing a rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, as scientists have said that an iceberg a quarter the size of Wales is poised to break off from it. Photograph: NASA/John Sonntag/PA

Satellite data confirms ‘calving’ of trillion-tonne, 5,800 sq km iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf, dramatically altering the landscape

July 12, 2017 — A giant iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg has broken off an ice shelf on the Antarctic peninsula and is now adrift in the Weddell Sea. Continue reading Iceberg twice size of Luxembourg breaks off Antarctic ice shelf

Huge Antarctic ice block poised to snap off

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LARSEN C. This file photo released by the NASA on December 1, 2016 shows what scientists on NASA’s IceBridge mission photographed in a view of a massive rift in the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf on November 10, 2016. File photo by Maria-Jose Vinas/NASA/AFP

When it finally calves from the Larsen C ice shelf, one of the biggest icebergs in recorded history will be set adrift – some 6,600 square kilometers (2,550 square miles) in total, according to the European Space Agency (ESA)

PARIS, France (Jul. 5, 2017) —  A chunk of ice bigger than the US state of Delaware is hanging by a thread from the West Antarctic ice shelf, satellite images revealed on Wednesday, July 5. Continue reading Huge Antarctic ice block poised to snap off