Look: An Iceberg Twice the Size of NYC Just Broke Off Antarctica

The A-81 iceberg is the latest chunk to split from the Brunt Ice Shelf.

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In January, an iceberg roughly twice the size of New York City split off from Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf.

It was a breakup almost a decade in the making.

Back in 2012, scientists noticed the first signs of activity in a dormant chasm in the ice.

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