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NASA picture goes viral

A brand new photograph of an iceberg that detached from one of the largest floating ice shelves in Antarctica was captured by the scientists of NASA. The picture is going viral as the iceberg is one of the largest in recorded history to split off from Antarctica.

 

 

Interestingly, it consists of almost four times as much as ice as the melting ice sheet of Greenland loses in a year.

 

Nathan Kurtz, a scientist with NASA led initiative Operation Icebridge, said, “I was shocked because we flew over the iceberg itself and it looks like it’s still part of the ice shelf, in terms of how large it is and surface texture.”

 

Kurtz further added, “If an ice shelf collapses, the consequences would be faster rate of sea level rise.”