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Cracking ice shelf in Antarctica could create largest iceberg ever




Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica
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A giant crack in the Antarctic ice is getting bigger. A lot bigger.

The miles-long break is in an area known as the Larsen C Ice Shelf. 

Eric Rignot is UC Irvine professor and a senior scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He's been tracking the crack and says that once this crack cuts all the way through the shelf, an iceberg the size of a small state could break off into the sea. 

Take Two's A Martinez spoke with Rignot to get put this situation into context.

To hear the full interview with Eric Rignot, click on the media player above.