Large iceberg splits off Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier

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A handout photo made available by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of a satellite image showing the Pine Island Glacier (PIG) in Antarctica, 10 February 2020 (issued 12 February 2020).

Images from the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Sentinel-1 satellites showed on 09 February 2020 that a large iceberg, which was big enough to earn the name B-49, had finally calved from the glacier.

For Pine Island, it’s the latest in a string of dramatic calving events that scientists fear may be the prelude to an even larger disintegration as climate change thaws the frozen continent.