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Massive iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

12 July 2017

An iceberg about the size of the state of Delaware split off from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf sometime between 10 and 12 July. The calving of the massive new iceberg was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite, and confirmed by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite instrument on the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi-NPP) satellite. The final breakage was first reported by Project Midas, an Antarctic research project based in the United Kingdom.

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Pilanesberg, South Africa

The circular structure dominating this Sentinel-2 image is Pilanesberg, the result of geological activity over more than a billion years.

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