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Fraser
2005-Nov-07, 06:25 PM
SUMMARY: After 5 years afloat, the gigantic B-15A iceberg has broken up off the coast of Antarctica's Cape Adare. This image of the iceberg was taken using ESA's Envisat satellite Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR). The bottle-shaped iceberg had run aground, and probably flexed and strained until it broke up into 9 pieces along fault lines on October 27. The largest pieces have been named B-15M, B-15N and B-15P.

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sruthisupriya
2005-Nov-08, 05:04 AM
Nature is terrific.At the same time it is also terrifying. The B-15A breaking up is just one of the natural courses in the earth's life. Just imagine what destructive power nature possesses. And remember the fact that by uninhibitted exploitation of nature we are adding nuclear warheads to the potential dynamite

Russell Burrows
2005-Nov-12, 06:34 AM
Interesting, however I wonder how long before another ice shelf detaches?

Jakenorrish
2005-Nov-16, 11:58 AM
There seem to be more and more huge icebergs detatching. I wonder if this is a man made problem or just the Earth's natural cycle?