New iceberg spotted near Antarctica using satellite imagery

New iceberg spotted near Antarctica using satellite imagery

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28 March 2006: The National Ice Center, US, using satellite imagery from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, spotted an iceberg now named D-16 on March 24. The iceberg is about 8 miles wide and 15 miles long. The city-sized iceberg broke free of the Fimbul Ice Shelf, a large glacial ice sheet along the northwestern section of Queen Maud Land, in the eastern Weddell Sea near Antarctica.