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Antarctica Iceberg Twice The Size Of Chicago City Breaks Away From Brunt Ice Shelf After Hanging On For 2 Years

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A giant iceberg broke off from the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica. (symbolic picture)

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Another huge iceberg in Antarctica, which has its own identity as an icy part of the Earth, has separated from the ice shelf. The size of this iceberg will be twice that of the city of Chicago in America. Scientists from the American Space NASA’s NASA Earth have given this information.

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On Wednesday, NASA Earth shared a tweet and informed about the breaking of a large part of the ice to form an iceberg. According to the tweet, the part from which this berg has broken is called the Brunt Ice Shelf. This iceberg was on the verge of collapse for more than two years. NASA said that the berg has finally broken off from the Brunt Ice Shelf.

According to NASA’s Earth Observatory website, this iceberg named A-74 separated in February. It was first seen on a GPS device on 26 February 2021 and then confirmed by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite. The picture shared by NASA Earth has been taken with the help of the Operational Land Imager of Earth-launching satellite Landsat 8.

Let us tell you that two years ago, cracks started coming in the ice sheet here, only then scientists got an idea of ​​this. The cracks also raised concerns about the stability of the Brunt Ice Shelf. Its size is 1270 square kilometers or twice the size of Chicago.

Before this, in the year 2017, about a trillion ton iceberg broke away from Antarctica. This iceberg is the largest ever recorded. An area of ​​5,800 square kilometers was separated from the Larsen C ice shelf, reducing the size of Antarctica by more than 12 percent.


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