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World’s largest iceberg: World’s largest ice headed for extinction, NASA releases photos

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NASA satellite image: A-76A in Antarctica is the last part of what was once one of the largest ice sheets. According to the US National Ice Center, the iceberg is 135 km long and 26 km wide. This is almost double the total area of ​​London.

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Antarctica: The world’s largest ice sheet has reached its 11th stage since it began to melt. The US space agency NASA has released satellite images of a giant, endangered ice cap. A-76A is the last part of Antarctica and was once one of the largest ice packs. NASA has announced that it will soon be terminated. According to the US National Ice Center, the iceberg is 135 km long and 26 km wide. This is almost double the total area of ​​London.

Big Oy Ice Chai is the largest part of Mt A-76, the size of Rhode Island. It was previously thought to be the largest iceberg. In May 2021, this portion separated from the western part of Antarctica’s Lonai Ice Shelf. It is then split into three parts. These were 76A, 76B and 76C. Iceberg number 76A is the largest of these chunks. Scientists say the giant piece of ice has been slowly drifting near Antarctica for the past year.

The iceberg has traveled 500 km

But now its melting rate has increased much more than before. And that’s why giant ice sheets are headed for extinction. A-76A was photographed by his NASA Terra satellite on his October 31st. At that time, it was located at the mouth of the Drake Passage, which connects the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The iceberg can now be seen near Elephant Island and the South Orkney Islands.

The last image was taken by NASA’s Earth Observatory on November 4th. Based on this, scientists predict it will move further north. According to NASA, this iceberg is not sea ice. These are the floating parts of glaciers and icebergs.

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Sea ice is actually ice that floats on the surface of frozen seas and oceans. NASA said it was important to see which direction the A-76A would move while swimming. By July 2022 she has traveled 500 km from that location.

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