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Photo-iss015e10125
International Space Station Imagery
An iceberg in the South Atlantic Ocean
high res (1.2 M) low res (83 K)
ISS015-E-10125 (30 May 2007) --- An iceberg in the South Atlantic Ocean is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 15 crewmember on the International Space Station. This iceberg illustrates the remains of a giant iceberg -- designated A22A that broke off Antarctica in 2002. This is one of the largest icebergs to drift as far north as 50 degrees south latitude, bringing it beneath the daylight path of the station. Crewmembers aboard the orbital complex were able to locate the ice mass and photograph it, despite great cloud masses of winter storms in the Southern Ocean. Dimensions of A22A in early June were 49.9 x 23.4 kilometers, giving it an area of 622 square kilometers, or seven times the area of Manhattan Island.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 10/30/2012
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