Massive Iceberg Breaks Free from Antarctica

Antarctica is now about a trillion tons lighter after scientists say a massive iceberg roughly the size of Delaware broke away from the continent.

A NASA satellite captured several images of the event, showing the iceberg separating from the Larsen C ice shelf.

The Larsen C was the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica, but its area has dropped by more than 12 percent due to the break.

Scientists say they don’t expect any immediate impact from the break.