Crack Antarctic ice increased

Crack Antarctic ice increased Facts

Recently published satellite images of the 30-kilometer crack in the Antarctic Glacier with the potential to become "an island of ice" the size of New York.

Pine Island Glacier crack was first discovered in October 2011, and the picture made NASA satellites was received on 12 November. According to the scientists, NASA crack was 80 feet wide and about 60 meters deep. Over time, a huge iceberg should be separated from the glacier and into the open ocean.

It is believed that the crack in the ice was the result of natural processes, but the researchers also noted that the melting of the ice shelves is due to global warming.

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