This satellite image from Monday shows an iceberg, top center, breaking off from the Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland; Photo courtesy MSNBC
MSNBC.COM - A massive iceberg larger than Manhattan has broken away from the
floating end of a Greenland glacier this week, an event scientists
predicted last autumn.
The giant ice island is 46 square miles, and separated from the terminus of the Petermann Glacier, one of Greenland's largest.
The Petermann Glacier last birthed — or "calved" — a massive iceberg
two years ago, in August 2010. The iceberg that broke off and floated
away was nearly four times the size of Manhattan, and one of the largest ever recorded in Greenland. click here to read more
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:51 GMT
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