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Iceberg B15-K slams into the ice shelf

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Iceberg B15-K slams into the ice shelf
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Like a needle of ice and snow, the iceberg B-15K was caught in the act by the German Aerospace Center's (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) TerraSAR-X satellite as it collided with an ice shelf. Scientists had long been watching as the 54-kilometre long and 5-kilometre wide iceberg was being driven around Antarctica by ocean currents. Then, on 11 February 2010, it crashed into the edge of the ice shelf in Atka Bay.

Credit: DLR.
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