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Iceberg B17-B in the Indian Ocean as Seen from Space

Published by Matt on Fri Jan 8, 2010 1:21 pm via: Earth Observatory
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The largest remaining piece of the slowly disintegrating B17-B iceberg, which broke off Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf a decade ago, resembles a cartoon drawing of a whale in this natural-color image from the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this image on December 30, 2009.

The berg drifted around the Southern Ocean for years before heading northward into the southern Indian Ocean, southwest of Australia.

Iceberg B17-B in the Indian Ocean as Seen from Space. Credit: NASA

Iceberg B17-B in the Indian Ocean as Seen from Space. Credit: NASA

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