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Iceberg A-68A Nears South Georgia

Scientists watch as A-68A, currently the planet’s largest iceberg, approaches a remote island in the southern Atlantic Ocean.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview, Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica (REMA) data from the Polar Geospatial Center at the University of Minnesota and data from the Antarctic Iceberg Tracking Database. Story by Kathryn Hansen, with image interpretation from David Long/BYU, Christopher Readinger/USNIC, and Christopher Shuman (NASA/UMBC).

Published November 16, 2020
Data acquired November 5, 2020

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