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Iceberg nearly the size of Los Angeles breaks off Antarctica’s brunt ice shelf

A decade after scientists at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) first detected growth of vast cracks, a huge iceberg roughly the size of Los Angeles City (1182 square km) in Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf has now broken off. The first indication that a calving event was imminent came in November 2020 when a new chasm called […]

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World’s biggest iceberg that broke off from Antarctica in 2017 is breaking up in the Atlantic

The world’s biggest iceberg dubbed A68a –  has begun to break apart in the South Atlantic. Cracks have become more pronounced, they have not yet gone all the way through the iceberg. The first mass broke off  from Antarctica in 2017. “Nearly three-and-a-half years since it calved away from Larsen C Ice Shelf, Iceberg A68a – […]

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RAF ‘shoots’ the world’s biggest iceberg as it drifts through the South Atlantic

The British Royal Air Force captured images of the world’s biggest iceberg as it drifts through the South Atlantic. The A400m transporter flew low over the 4,200-sq-km block, known as A68a, to observe its increasingly ragged state. The pictures reveal multiple cracks and fissures, innumerable icy chunks that have fallen off, and what appear to […]