The world’s largest iceberg has calved from Antarctica over the past few days, a giant floating piece of ice close to 80 times the size of Manhattan.
The European Space Agency said the iceberg broke off the western side of the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea.
The iceberg is shaped like a giant ironing board, measuring around 170 kilometers (105 miles) in length and 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) in width. That makes it slightly larger than the Spanish island of Majorca, ESA said.
Iceberg calving is part of the natural cycle, with huge chunks of ice breaking off the ice shelf...