The Maritime Executive
Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica has recently spawned an iceberg over 300 square kilometers (116 square miles) in size. About the size of Malta, the iceberg quickly broke into many pieces.
Images taken on Copernicus Sentinel satellite missions last year showed two large rifts in the glacier. The animation above uses 57 radar images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission between February 2019 and February 2020 and shows how the cracks g…