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Message Subject The world's biggest iceberg: 19-mile crack in the ice breaking away from Antarctica
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[link to www.nasa.gov]

Pine Island Glacier


Major ice stream that drains the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Extending for 19 miles (30 kilometers), the crack was 260 feet (80 meters) wide and 195 feet (60 meters) deep. Eventually, the crack will extend all the way across the glacier, and calve a giant iceberg that will cover about 350 square miles (900 square kilometers).

This image from the covers an area of 27 by 32 miles (44 by 52 kilometers), and is located near 74.9 degrees south latitude, 101.1 degrees west longitude.
 
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