Iceberg Antarctica: Ice mass the size of Chicago breaks off Pine Island Glacier

Iceberg Antarctica: Ice mass the size of Chicago breaks off Pine Island Glacier.

Iceberg Antarctica: Ice mass the size of Chicago breaks off Pine Island Glacier

ANTARTICA – An iceberg in Antarctica recently broke off a glacier and is now floating freely in the ocean. What makes this so incredible is that the size of this icy mass is reportedly bigger than the city of Chicago. According to German scientists, this gigantic iceberg broke off Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier Monday, with the body of ice floating throughout parts of the Amundsen Sea. The scientists said the iceberg was spotted floating in the area by an earth-observing satellite operated by the German Space Agency. The satellite, referred to as TerraSAR-X, further identified a crack forming in the iceberg, which was originally spotted back in October by NASA. When the space agency did a fly over the Pine Island Glacier to investigate a survey of the crack, they studied the fracture that was 15 miles in length and 164 miles wide

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