Dramatic, Close-Up View of Giant Ice Island Broken Free of GlacierNASA's satellite image captures the massive ice block as it moved away from the glacier in Greenland
The ice island that broke off the Petermann Glacier. (NASA)
A massive ice island bigger than Manhattan broke free of the Petermann Glacier in Greenland in July, and began drifting away from the floating ice mass. NASA's satellite captured the aftermath of the event in this image from July 21, showing the iceberg as it continued its journey. According to NASA, the image has been rotated so north is toward the right.
Just two years ago, another ice island cleaved off the Petermann Glacier, measuring a whopping four times the size of Manhattan.
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