The discovery was made by two satellites.
A new crack is an offshoot of the main gap, whose length is 160 kilometers. Scientists have observed the growth of the fracture from December of last year, but from February 2017 its length has not changed, although the width continued to increase. The emergence of a new branch aimed at the side of the ocean, suggests that in the future from the glacier will break away a piece an area of approximately five thousand square kilometers.
The discovery was made with the help of two satellites, Sentinel-1, which made radar images of the surface of the glacier.
The appearance of a giant iceberg to cause sea-level rise, but the destruction of the glacier to accelerate. The main reason researchers call global climate change.
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