A brand new iceberg with an area of nearly 600 square miles has just broken off the Brunt ice shelf.
The barren landscape of Antarctica is concealing hidden ecosystems, which might give us clues about life on other planets.
The island's ancient ice sheets are melting faster than expected and at unusual times of year because of climate change, scientists have found.
Part of the Conger ice shelf broke off after record temperatures were reported in the region.
The calving event is expected to take place on the Larsen D ice shelf within the next month.
The latest findings are significant when it comes to our understanding of how glaciers will be impacted by man-made global warming.
A large iceberg has broken away from Antarctica's Amery ice shelf, in a natural process scientists call a "calving" event.
They are some of the last unexplored parts on Earth; the largest is more than 200 miles long.
Understanding ice shelves is key to projecting sea level rise.
The soon-to-be iceberg is moving faster than ever. It's a matter of "hours, days or weeks."
When the fissure eventually splits off it will create one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded.