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Antarctic Ice Bridge Breaks Up

A map of the Antarctic Peninsula with the location of the the Wilkins Ice Sheet, which is on the southern portion of the peninsula. (Image credit: British Antarctic Survey)

A bridge connecting the Wilkins Ice Shelf to the Antarctic Peninsulahas been in place through all off recorded history. Well, okay, wehaven't been recording things down there for long, but it's really,really old. Now the bridge is cracking up. The bridge was up to 62miles (100 km) wide as recently as 1950. Add it to the tally of nineother ice shelves that have receded or collapsed in the past 50 years. [Gallery: Antarctic Ice]

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