World's largest iceberg broke away from Antarctica

Photo: Copernicus Sentinel data (2021), processed by ESA
The world's largest iceberg recently broke away from Antarctica, according to data obtained from the Earth observation satellite Sentinel-1, reports.

According to information on the website of the European Space Agency (ESA), the area of the ice floe reaches approximately 4,320 square kilometers. It is slightly larger than the Spanish island of Mallorca.

Scientists noted that the iceberg, designated A-76, is 170 kilometers long and 25 kilometers wide. It broke off the western end of the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica and is now in the Weddell Sea.

The previous record was recorded at about 3880 square kilometers. The object, named A-32A, is also located in the Weddell Sea.
17:04, 19 May 2021

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