The Clockwork Universe
Major berg forming in Antarctica
Scientists are monitoring the birth of a monster iceberg in West Antarctica.
US space agency (Nasa) researchers expect the eventual berg to cover about 880 sq km – an area the size of Berlin. It should break away towards the end of the year or early in 2012.
But the team working on Nasa’s Icebridge project say this latest birthing of a giant berg is part of a natural cycle seen every 10 years or so on the glacier.
“The last big calving event occurred in 2001 so in general people have been expecting something like this to happen fairly soon, and for us it is very exciting to see this while it is happening,” said Icebridge project scientist Dr Michael Studinger.
The world works to a precise system, its because of this order that scientists base theories and make discoveries upon timed patterns. As though they are studying the movements of clockwork. A clockwork design is proof in itself of a designer. For order never comes from chaos. The natural cycle as described above happens every ten years and is part of the natural cycle we take for granted.
Although the crack may be about 60-100m deep to the water surface, the entire ice volume may extend down to a depth of around 500m