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A colossal iceberg is breaking off Antarctica right now - and it's big enough to fill Lake Michigan

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 08, 2017 01:04 AM
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by amanda.froelich13@gmail.com (Amanda Froelich) last modified Jul 06, 2017

Scientists are preparing for an iceberg which is gargantuan in size to break away from an Antarctic ice shelf within days — or even hours. Initially discovered by UK researchers in 2010, the to-be iceberg has been rapidly growing since 2016. Once the crack in the continent’s Larsen C ice shelf breaks away, the resulting iceberg will be an astonishing 620 feet (190 meters) thick. Harboring 277 cubic miles (1,155 cubic kilometers) of ice, the natural phenomenon will hold enough mass to fill more...




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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