NASA photo reveals a startling 300-foot-wide rift in Antarctic Ice Shelf

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Rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf as seen from a NASA aircraft on Nov. 10, 2016.

IMAGE: NASA/JOHN SONNTAG
The breakup of the massive Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica is getting closer and will eventually produce an iceberg the size of Delaware prowling the Southern Ocean, according to new NASA data.
On Friday, NASA released an astonishing new image taken by researchers flying above the ice shelf on Nov. 10 showing the crack is getting longer, deeper and wider. Scientists think it will eventually cause a large section of the shelf to break off.
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