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2003-Nov-10, 11:17 PM
SUMMARY: The European Space Agency's Envisat Earth observation satellite captured images of a gigantic iceberg as it broke up during an Antarctic storm. The iceberg, called B-15A, was created in March 2000 when a Jamaican-sized chunk of ice broke away from the Ross Ice Shelf. It broke into smaller pieces shortly after that, but the largest chunk, B-15A grounded itself off the coast and stuck around for a few years. Finally in October, 2003, a giant storm helped split the iceberg up.

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