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A crack in an Antarctic ice shelf is creating an iceberg size of Delaware

The crack in Larsen C is more than 120 miles long, and some parts of it are as wide as two miles

Jugal K Patel | NYT 

A rapidly advancing crack in Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf is getting close to a full break, according to scientists. It has accelerated this year in an area already threatened by warming temperatures, and is now only about eight miles from the edge of the ice shelf. The crack in Larsen C is more than 120 miles long, and some parts of it are as wide as two miles. Once the crack reaches all the way across the ice shelf, it will create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded, according to Project Midas, a research team from Swansea University and Aberystwyth University that ...

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First Published: Sat, June 10 2017. 21:05 IST
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