A wide view of the rift in Larsen C from the vantage point of NASA’s DC-8 research aircraft. John Sonntag/NASA
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A New Breach Has Opened in Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf Crack

Scientists don’t have a timetable for when the huge piece of Larsen C could break off, but the new breach has added to its growing instability.

Published On 05/02/2017
5:37 PM EDT
The Larsen C ice crack has a new branch, which formed at the end of April. Project MIDAS