Birth of a Giant Iceberg — Unprecedented Aerial View
“An enormous plain of Antarctic ice is splitting in two. Airborne NASA scientists discovered the nearly 20 mile-long crack during a research flight, capturing its contours by laser imaging. From our video series Over Earth with Andrea Mustain.”
"A NASA aircraft, part of the agency’s IceBridge mission, banks over an ice shelf jutting out from western Antarctica during an October 2011 data-gathering flight.
to see the icy canyon, which is nearly 20 miles (32 kilometers) long, and learn why scientists are so interested in this lonely stretch of ice, which is the floating front end of the Pine Island Glacier.”
CREDIT: Jefferson Beck/NASA