The largest iceberg in the world was cut off from Antarctica

The largest iceberg in the world - about four times the size of New York - has been cut off from the Ronne Glacier off the coast of Antarctica and is sailing in the Weddell Sea, according to the European Space Agency.

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The A-76 iceberg, as scientists call it, was located in recent satellite images taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission and published by the Office.

The huge size of the A-76 - 4,320 square kilometers - now makes it the largest iceberg on the planet, surpassing the A-23A, which is about 3,380 square kilometers and also floats in the Weddell Sea on the west side of Antarctica

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