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An Iceberg the Size of Delaware Just Broke Away From Antarctica

Published: 
Mon, 07/17/2017 (All day)

A chunk of floating ice that weighs more than a trillion metric tons broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula, producing one of the largest icebergs ever recorded and providing a glimpse of how the Antarctic ice sheet might ultimately start to fall apart.

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While You Were on Vacation, a Chunk of Ice the Size of an Asteroid Fell Into the Ocean

Published: 
Wed, 08/26/2015 (All day)

Imagine Manhattan buried under a thousand feet of ice. That’s how much of Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier fell into the Arctic Ocean last week, becoming a 7.8-square-mile iceberg.