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NASA photos capture a strange new crack in a massive Greenland glacier and we might be doomed


Scientists with the NASA field campaign Operation IceBridge recently captured the first photographs of the growing rift while flying over Petermann Glacier, a structure that connects the Greenland ice sheet to the Arctic Ocean.

The new chasm appears in the center of the glacier’s floating ice shelf — the tongue of ice that extends into the water from the grounded glacier on land. In the photos, the crack appears relatively close to a larger rift spreading toward the shelf’s center. Should the two intersect, part of the ice shelf in northwest Greenland could potentially break off.

Source: NASA photos capture a strange new crack in a massive Greenland glacier and we might be doomed

Things like this make you wonder why Trump wants to defund NASA Earth study programs.

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