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Titanic iceberg sets sail from Antarctica

2:34pm, September 27, 2002

In the biggest icebreaking event in a century, an iceberg roughly the size of Connecticut has split off (red arrows) from Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf and may soon drift into the Ross Sea, scientists at the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced March 22.

Satellite photos show that the iceberg is 295 kilometers long and 37 km wide. That may be a record, says meteorologist Matthew Lazzara, who is tracking the iceberg via satellite from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "It's at least got to be a record in length," he says.

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