Pine Island Glacier’s vast crack, pictured via NASA satellite late last fall.
Image courtesy NASA/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS
Richard A. Lovett
for National Geographic News
Published February 2, 2012
With a gargantuan crack slowly splitting it apart, Antarctica‘s fastest-melting glacier is about to lose a chunk of ice larger than all of New York City, scientists say.
(Also see “Manhattan-Size Ice Island Cracks in Half.”)
The crevasse stretches 19 miles (30 kilometers) long and up to 260 feet (80 meters) wide, as shown in [...]