TV News LIES

Sunday, Jun 24th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Science Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica glacier

Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica glacier

Pine Island IcebergAn iceberg larger than the city of Chicago broke off of Antartica's Pine Island Glacier Monday and is now floating freely in the Amundsen Sea.

According to Live Science, the giant iceberg measures about 278 square miles and it was spotted floating in the wild by TerraSAR-X, an Earth-observing satellite operated by the German Space Agency (DLR).

In October of 2012 NASA scientists discovered a crack in the Pina Island Glacier as they flew over to survey the ice sheet. At the time, the fracture reportedly spanned about 15 miles in length and 164 feet in width. In May 2012 satellite images showed a second fissure had formed near the top side of the first crack.

"As a result of these cracks, one giant iceberg broke away from the glacier tongue," Angelika Humbert, a glaciologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute, said in a statement.

Humbert and her team had been studying and following the two cracks for a while. She said that icebergs breaking and flowing out to sea was part of a cyclical process.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

Koko dead at 46. Gorilla knew sign languageKoko the gorilla who mastered sign language, raised kittens and once playfully tried on the glasses...

Stephen Hawking's ashes buried, words beamed into black hole in space

Stephen HawkingMore than 1,000 people gathered for a memorial service Friday in London for theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking whose ashes were buried alongside Britain's...

Puan, world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, dies at 62

Puan, world's oldest orangutan, dead at 62 Puan, the oldest Sumatran orangutan in the world, has died at the Perth Zoo in...

Listen to the Sounds of Narwhals That Have Been Elusive to Science

Narwhals sounds that have been elusive to scientists You’d think that narwhals couldn’t be more enchanting. These elusive, ice-dodging, deep-diving whales have 10-foot snaggletoothed...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!