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A lengthening crack is threatening to cause an Antarctic ice shelf to collapse

A lengthening crack is threatening to cause an Antarctic ice shelf to collapse About 10 to 12 percent of the Larsen C Ice Shelf is expected to break off during such an event, leaving the larger ice shelf even more vulnerable to melting from increasing air and ocean temperatures.The iceberg and ice shelf melting would not, however, increase sea levels, since the ice is already resting in the ocean, like an ice cube in a glass.

NASA, SpaceX, and Virgin Galactic dominate the news: this week in space

NASA, SpaceX, and Virgin Galactic dominate the news: this week in space His legacy as a combat pilot, spaceman, senator, and loving family man will succeed him, along with the John Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.Godspeed, John Glenn.