NASA released amazing close-up images of the giant new iceberg in Antarctica

  16 November 2017    Read: 1124
NASA released amazing close-up images of the giant new iceberg in Antarctica

NASA is on a mission to collect as much information as it can about the Larsen C ice shelf and its new A-68 iceberg. When A-68 broke off of Larsen C earlier this year, it was a historic event. A-68 is one of the largest icebergs ever to break off Antarctica.

While the event didn't make sea levels rise, it did remove a large chunk of one of Antartica's ice shelves that help protect against sea level rise. The more chunks that chip away from Larsen C means the closer we come to making an open gateway for ice on Antarctica to enter the ocean. Once that land ice hits the shores, sea levels worldwide will rise up. Following is a transcript of the video.

In July, Antarctica lost a chunk of ice the size of Delaware. The new iceberg is named A-68.

NASA just released these close-ups of the gigantic iceberg.











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