Rhode Island Sized Ice Chunk Breaks off Antarctica
Ice. Oh, the many uses and happenings that involve ice. It keeps your drinks cold. It’s a pain to deal with in winter. It’s been known to put holes in ships and has quite the alarming melt factor as of late.
The biggest news happened down at Antarctica. Apparently, a chunk of ice bigger than the size of Rhode Island broke away from Antarctica and then shattered into even more pieces. If you don’t know your US states or geography, Rhode Island is the smallest state. Some people compare this to the size of Yosemite National Park.
The event was captured at the Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf by NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites. Read more…
By Heidi Marshall