NASA Shows Us Incredible Images Of An Separated Glacier From Antarctica

NASA Shows Us Incredible Images Of An Separated Glacier From Antarctica

The detached glacier from the ice cap Larsen C in Antarctica is now floating on the sea.

In July, the A68 glacier managed to break out of the Larsen C Ice Shelf and now floats on the sea.

It has an impressive surface of 5,800 square kilometers and weighs a trillion tons. The impressive size has amazed even NASA researchers who show us these satellite images:

NASA
NASA

“I was not ready to see that. The A68 glacier is so large that it still seems to be part of the ice cap,” said Kathryn Hansen.

It is believed that the giant glacier will fragment into smaller pieces that will eventually float on the sea, ending dangerously in the way of the ships.

“The really interesting thing is that it did not just break through in a clean shot, it formed a lace-network of cracks first and then we were all waiting on tenterhooks to see which one would be the final pathway,” said Dr Anna Hogg, an expert in satellite observations of glaciers at the University of Leeds and member of the Center for Polar Observation and Modeling.

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