November 3, 2011

New York City-Sized Iceberg Being Born in Antarctica

MSNBC, MSNBC


NASA

Scientists on an aerial survey of Antarctica have come across an 18-mile-long break in an ice shelf — a sign that the sensitive area is giving birth to an iceberg that will be larger than New York City.

"We are actually now witnessing how it happens," Michael Studinger, project scientist with NASA's IceBridge survey, said in a statement Wednesday. "It’s part of a natural process but it’s pretty exciting to be here and actually observe it while it happens."

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TAGGED: Antarctica, Glaciers, Icebergs

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