The largest iceberg Antarctica began to melt

Самый большой айсберг Антарктиды начал таять

In the center of the iceberg recorded a large fissure, the edges of the iceberg are already separated small pieces.

Iceberg V-15 is separated from the ice sheet Ross in 2000. Over the years he has sailed more than 10,000 miles and is now in the North-West from the Islands of South Georgia.

Kelly brunt, a NASA glaciologist, reports that at the equator melt the largest iceberg in Antarctica, which he received in scientific circles, the name of the b-15. In 2000 he bounced off the shield of Ross and 18 years have overcome serious distance.

At the moment, a shard of ice with an area of 92,5 square kilometers approaches the equator, where it can decay into many pieces and melt.

According to the staff, made the capacity of the ISS, in the center-15 recorded a big fault from the edges of the iceberg are already separated small pieces. During the breaks the object into fragments, many are already melted, a large part of actively monitored by NASA employees.

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