September 3rd, 2010
02:07 PM ET

Massive iceberg on the move in Northern Hemisphere

The European Space Agency’s Envisat satellite is tracking the iceberg.

The largest chunk of ice in the Northern Hemisphere is on the move – at a four-hundredths-of-a-kilometer an hour clip.

Satellite imagery from the European Space Agency shows that a massive iceberg that calved from Greenland’s Petermann Glacier on August 4 has cruised into the Nares Strait, putting 28 kilometers between it and its source.

The 245-square-kilometer iceberg – that’s about four times the size of Manhattan – faces a fractured future. The satellite imagery shows it has hit a small island, which is slowing its journey but also threatening to break it up.

The berg is being tracked by the European Space Agency’s Envisat satellite
, using both radar and photographs.

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  1. Real World

    Mt science lesson for today:

    If i want my beer cold, i have to put it in the fridge.
    Thank you for listening.

    September 3, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texas Pete

      Or be like that beer commercial where the fridge is made of beer cans...

      September 3, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. cavemanstyle

    Isn't that a town in Greenland... Iceburg?

    September 3, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Real World

    Mr Wizard & Timmy

    Hello Mr Wizard
    Hello Timmy, today we are going to make a nuclear bomb
    using some macaroni noodles & rubber bands.
    Groovy Mr Wizard.

    September 3, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. David

    Please let it hit a yacht full of Kardashians... oh, and Justin Bieber for good measure.

    September 3, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      what's wrong with meemer meemer?

      September 3, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Real World

    Are iceburgs fridgid ?

    September 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      not as fridgit as Coworker

      September 3, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Real World

    David, i still get a chuckle
    that vid boober gets hit in the head with a water bottle.
    Nice shot !

    September 3, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobby2003

    OH MY GOD!!!! quick, storm Discovery Channel!

    September 3, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Warming Global

      Dude, too soon.

      September 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BajaJohn

    Tow the berg to Crawford, Texas or to Cheny's front yard.

    September 3, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Entertained

      I don't think that would a constructive use of time or resources

      September 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. cavemanstyle

    Someone has angered the gods.. the tribesmen and women are frantic. Who is to blame here.. wait.. YOU there! Stop! Yes, the tiny man with buldgy knee joints.. bring him to me. You are the cause of all our woes.. Boombata.. remove this man's head.

    September 3, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. MD

    Someone please build an Arc and make sure there is a casino on it!

    September 3, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Real World

    Cheney already has ice in his viens.

    September 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Real World

    God help me
    i got that stupid song "ice ice baby"
    stuck in my head
    SHOOT MEEEEEEEEEE

    September 3, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      just stop. we can colaborate if you'll listen.

      September 3, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Real World

    Bombata from conan *chuckle)
    gotta love Grace Jones.

    September 3, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jarhead

    Phew! For a second I thought this article was about the giant Lettuce that is known to be on the move and attack human kind from time to time...

    September 3, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      Erm, that wasn't lettuce. Learn how to read. What you are referring to was the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

      September 3, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Real World

    I am almost affraid to say it......

    Nobody has blamed Obama.......yet.

    September 3, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • A CNN Reader

      Look WAY up... Cause I already did... Search for Nobama...

      September 3, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
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