Icebergs

Icebergs Hiving Off Chile’s Giant Grey Glacier At Alarming Rate

Santiago (AFP) – In the space of just two weeks, two large icebergs broke off the Grey Glacier in Chilean Patagonia — a sign of accelerating climate change, experts say. The Grey Glacier is one of the main sights in the Torres del Paine...

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Sentinels Monitor Converging Ice Cracks

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission shows how cracks cutting across Antarctica's Brunt ice shelf are on course to truncate the shelf and release an iceberg about the size of Greater London – it's just a matter of time.
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Mystery Of Antarctica's Emerald-like Icebergs Solved

Scientists have apparently come up with a new explanation for a phenomenon that has left researchers across the world scratching their heads for over a century.
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Here’s Why Some Icebergs Are Green

Mostly, icebergs are white or blue. However, occasionally, icebergs are identified that are green in appearance. Why is that so? Over the years, the sighting of green icebergs occurred often enough that researchers started looking into the...

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Scientists May Soon Solve Century-old Mystery Of Green Icebergs

Most icebergs appear white or blue when floating in seawater, but since the early 1900s explorers and sailors have reported seeing peculiar green icebergs in certain parts of Antarctica. The strange green icebergs […] The post Scientists May...
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Some Icebergs Are A Glorious Emerald Green. Why?

While traversing the seas off of eastern Antarctica in 1988, glaciologist Stephen Warren came upon green icebergs floating in the ocean. "We never expected to see green icebergs," said Warren, noting that a deep blue hue — not emerald green...
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Uk Shuts Down Antarctic Base Over Fears Huge Iceberg May Break Off From Mainland

Last month NASA released new images of Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf that exposed cracks poised to trigger a break-off of a massive iceberg with an estimated area of 1,700 sq. km, which is proportionate to two New York Cities.
Related topics: Antarctic, NASA, Space, Antarctica (science)

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Antarctica Is About To Lose An Iceberg 30 Times The Size Of Manhattan As Two Cracks Converge —...

NASA has been keeping tabs on a giant crack in Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf. The crack is rapidly growing, and it's approaching a second chasm called the "Halloween crack." If the two cracks converge, an iceberg 30 times the size of Manhattan (or...
Related topics: Antarctica (science), NASA, Space

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Iceberg 30 Times Size Of Manhattan About To Break Off From Antarctic Ice Shelf

This may be the largest iceberg to break from the Brunt Ice Shelf since observations began in 1915, and researchers are closely monitoring it find out whether such a loss, which is proportionate to two New York Cities in terms of area, will result...
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Antarctica Is About To Unleash An Iceberg Twice The Size Of New York City

An ice shelf in Antarctica is about to give birth to a baby. This baby is a giant, spawned by growing cracks in the Brunt Ice Shelf. It’s not clear what this’ll mean to the scientific infrastructure in the area, and to the human...
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Cracks Herald The Calving Of A Large Iceberg From Petermann Glacier

Cracks in the floating ice tongue of Petermann Glacier in the far northwest reaches of Greenland indicate the pending loss of another large iceberg.

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'light Tweezers' Can Move, Melt, And Scatter Mysterious Biological 'icebergs'

For the first time, scientists have used light beams to manipulate lipid rafts in artificial cell membranes.

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These Two New 'rogue Planets' Wander The Cosmos Without Stars

Astronomers think they’ve just discovered two more rogue planets wandering the Milky Way alone. And according to the new study, which is set for publication in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, the planets are likely just the tip of the...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Milky Way, Astrophysics

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Shocking Boston-sized Iceberg Caught On Camera For First Time

In late October, a giant chunk of ice broke free from the Pine Island Glacier and formed an iceberg that has been named B-46 by the US National Ice Center. Earlier this week, NASA’s Operation IceBridge took a flight over the iceberg, giving...
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Nasa Figures Out Where Weirdly Rectangular Iceberg Was Born

NASA went back and looked at how that weirdly rectangular iceberg formed. What they found surprised them.
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Nasa Spots Massive Antarctic Iceberg Three Times The Size Of Manhattan

On Wednesday, scientists from Operation IceBridge, NASA’s airborne survey of polar ice, spotted a giant iceberg that broke off from Pine Island Glacier in Antartica. It was the  first time anyone has laid […] The post NASA Spots Massive...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Antarctic, Polls

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This Is What Icebergs Look Like At The End Of Their Lives. This One’s 18 Years Old

Nothing lasts forever, especially an iceberg drifting away from its frigid home. This coffin-shaped iceberg was spotted by astronauts on the International Space Station as it drifted northwards. It split off from a much larger iceberg about 18 years...
Related topics: Astronaut, International Space Station, Space

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Astronauts Spy Coffin-shaped Object Bigger Than Manhattan Slouching Toward A "graveyard"...

Seriously, this gargantuan coffin-like object really was photographed by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station on September 23, 2018. If you guessed that it is an iceberg, you are right. Known rather unimaginatively as B-15T,...
Related topics: Astronaut, Antarctica (science), International Space Station, Space

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Researchers For Nasa’s ‘operation Icebridge’ Discover Rare Rectangular Shaped Icebergs In...

The researchers of the NASA program “Operation IceBridge“, the longest running aerial surveyor of polar ice, captured absolutely stunning photos of two different icebergs with relatively straight edges and corners forming rectangles, a...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Scientific Discoveries, Antarctica (science), Science Photos

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Nasa Just Released New Images Of That Big Square Iceberg, And It’s Just As Strange As Before

When NASA released a picture of an incredibly strange-looking iceberg that it had photographed during a survey flight over Antarctica I'm not sure they expected the response they received. People didn't just find it interesting, they became totally...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Polls, Antarctica (science)

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