Wednesday, April 20, 2005

I Can't Think This Big

Super-iceberg B15A has been throwing its weight around McMurdo Sound in Antarctica lately, causing all sorts of problems for penguins and scientists. Now it has shattered the end of a giant glacier.

The rectangular iceberg is 100 miles long - about the size of Jamaica, and holds enough frozen fresh water to supply the Nile River for 80 years. Follow the link to see a satellite image of the colossal havoc, and to read the associated story.

B15A is the largest moving object on the planet. And it creates its own weather. Doesn't it make you feel like Man is but a mere trifle?

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