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Satellite peers at a creepy iceberg’s ‘Halloween crack’ (photo)

A “Halloween Crack” (shaded in red) is visible near an unstable region of Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf. It was imaged by the European Space Agency’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite on Oct. 25, 2022. (Image credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2022), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO)

A spooky “Halloween crack” looms beside an Antarctic iceberg shelf that’s “hanging by a thread,” new satellite imagery shows.

The crevice itself is stable, according to the European Space Agency (ESA), but it’s the nearby tip of Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf that causes concern as the southernmost continent continues to warm due to climate change.

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