The Larsen C Iceberg Finally Broke Away. Now There’s a Trillion-Ton Iceberg Adrift

Satellites show when the Larsen C crack finally broke through.
Credit: Stef Lhermitte

Antarctica just calved one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded.

The massive slab of ice, equivalent to the size of Delaware and large enough to cover the U.S. in 4.6 inches of ice, will slowly melt over the coming years as it drifts away from Antarctica.

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