Saturday, January 16, 2010

Breaking up is hard to do...

"Within a 24-hour space, an area of sea ice larger than the state of Rhode Island broke away from the Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf and shattered into many smaller pieces. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites captured this event in this series of photo-like images from January 12 and January 13, 2010."
Above is afternoon, Jan 13, below is morning, Jan. 14.
The last image below is January 14, afternoon. Photos and story found here.

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