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B-15A Iceberg Breaks in Two
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B-15A Iceberg Breaks in Two

October 16, 2003
A massive iceberg that had been blocking traditional shipping routes to McMurdo Station, the National Science Foundation’s research station in Antarctica, snapped in two seemingly overnight. The B-15A iceberg seemed to be intact in the Terra MODIS image recorded on October 7, 2003. But this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image captured by the Terra satellite on October 9 shows the iceberg in two pieces. The largest section, top, is about 75 miles long, and the shorter section is 20-25 miles long.


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