NASA just snapped the first photos of a mysterious crack in one of Greenland’s largest glaciers

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 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/04/15/nasa-just-snapped-the-first-photos-of-a-new-crack-in-one-of-greenlands-largest-glaciers/?utm_term=.1c0e51df4726
April 15

This story has been updated. 

The first photographs of a new and ominous crack in Greenland’s enormous Petermann Glacier were captured by a NASA airborne mission Friday.

NASA’s Operation IceBridge, which has been flying over northwest Greenland for the past several days, took the photos after being provided coordinates by Stef Lhermitte, a professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, who had spotted the oddly located chasm by examining satellite images.

The NASA pictures make clear that a significant new rift has opened near the center of the glacier’s floating ice shelf — an unusual location that raises questions about how it formed. Moreover, this crack is not so distant from…

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