Antarctica just shed one of the largest icebergs the world has ever seen — these size comparisons reveal how big it really is

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A crack in an Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf birthed one of the largest icebergs ever recorded, scientists announced Wednesday morning.

“The calving of this iceberg leaves the Larsen C Ice Shelf reduced in area by more than 12%, and the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula changed forever,”Adrian Luckman and Martin O’Leary, two glaciologists at Swansea University, wrote in a July 12 blog post for the MIDAS Project, which has been monitoring the ice.

They also said the iceberg weighs more than a trillion metric tonnes.

The following size comparisons will give you a sense of just how colossal this new iceberg is.

 

 

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The iceberg weighs almost as much as 20 Titanics.

Its surface area is roughly equivalent to the state of Delaware.

It could fill Lake Erie twice.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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