Colossal iceberg that dwarfs Manhattan just broke free in Antarctica

September 26, 2017
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Earlier this year, and absolutely massive iceberg broke free from Antarctica, moving freely into the ocean and acting as a stern reminder of the toll humanity is taking on the planet. Now, something eerily similar has happened, with a huge chunk of ice falling off Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier and making its home in the sea.

This new iceberg, while not as large as the Delaware-sized chunk from a few months ago, is still a giant. It’s roughly four and a half times the size of Manhattan, measuring some 103 square miles in surface area. But what’s most interesting about this most recent even is not just that yet another huge iceberg has broken free, but the location from which it was calved off the larger glacier.

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