Greenland glacier produces ice-island four times the size of Manhattan

Although I now work in the satellite communications industry I’m still awestruck by the kinds of things we can do with all those orbiting bits of hardware.

Some scientists have used satellite data to detect that a massive slab of ice – 70km long and half as tall as the Empire State Building – has broken off a glacier in Greenland and is floating on its own. It’s been 48 years since an ice-island this big has been created.

Read the story on ScienceDaily, and watch out if you’re plying the waters between Greenland and Canada.