It?s something so large, it can be seen from space: amassive iceberg is colliding with a floating glacier nearthe McMurdo Research Station in Antarctica. NASA satellitesare following the 100-mile-long B-15A iceberg as it movessteadily towards the Drygalski Ice Tongue. They expect acollision no later than January 15, 2005.
When the iceberg and the ice tongue collide, the edges ofeach could crumple and ice could pile up or drift into theRoss Sea. If the B-15A iceberg picks up enough speed beforeit collides with the ice tongue, the Drygalski Ice Tonguecould break off. The ice tongue is thick ice that grows outover the Ross Sea from a land-based glacier on Antarctica’sScott Coast.