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Biggest iceberg on the planet melted

In March 2000 an enormous ice segment, which had been called the “Ice Bank of Ross”, was dismounted from an Antarctic region. The area of ​​Ross, from which this iceberg was detached, is the end of a huge glacier from Antarctica. The detachment resulted in the formation of an iceberg of an unprecedented size, the largest we know it has ever been.

The huge iceberg named B-15 was 253 km long, 35 km wide and when it was created it was larger in area than Sicily. The B-15 began to move slowly towards northern areas, and that’s why it had triggered an alarm since it could be a threat to navigation.

The iceberg began to move towards the equator and naturally, as it entered into ever hotter waters, it began to have … losses As NASA announced, the satellite observations it holds show that the iceberg, which has now traveled around 11,000 km, has almost melted and it is a matter of a few moments to disappear completely from the sea.

Scientists estimate that it will take at least a century to compensate for the loss of the enormous ice in the Ross area, if of course, the present climatic conditions on the planet are maintained.

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