It was a year ago at this time that Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf gave birth to Iceberg A-68, one of the largest chunks of ice ever recorded. A new timelapse video made from satellite imagery shows the rift, calving and subsequent journey of the iceberg over the past 12 months.
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Remember the massive iceberg that split away from Antarctica last year? An international team of scientists is about to embark on a mission to explore the newly exposed marine ecosystem underneath - one that's been hidden for over 100,000 years.
Back in July, satellite images showed an iceberg bigger than the state of Delaware calving and drifting away from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf. Well, it's summertime now in Antarctica, which means scientists are finally able to view this behemoth from up close - and the pictures are just as spectacular as we imagined.