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Iceberg Bigger Than Manhattan Breaks Free

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This satellite image from Monday shows an iceberg, top center, breaking off from the Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland; Photo courtesy MSNBC 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

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