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The birth of an iceberg

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Whilst perusing our very own South Pole Gazette I came across some astonishing satellite images taken over the last year or so, showing the birth of an iceberg: you can clearly see above a huge dark crescent-shaped crack forming as the ice-mass breaks away from its parent glacier in Antarctica.

The full story can be seen here

Posted by Tim Fright on October 23, 2007 1:08 PM