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Antarctica just shed a Manhattan-sized iceberg, and a bigger one is coming soon

Antarctica just shed a Manhattan-sized iceberg, and a bigger one is coming soon An iceberg the size of Manhattan has cleaved off of Antarctica's rapidly melting Pine Island Glacier on the southwest coast of the continent.NASA released the new data showing the iceberg's birth on Feb.

NASA photos capture a strange new crack in a massive Greenland glacier and we're all probably doomed

NASA photos capture a strange new crack in a massive Greenland glacier and we're all probably doomed A mysterious crack has been spreading across a giant Greenland glacier, and it's raising concerns that part of the floating ice shelf could splinter off into the ocean.The new chasm appears in the center of the glacier's floating ice shelf — the tongue of ice that extends into the water from the grounded glacier on land.