The UK is sending robotic submarines to observe the world’s largest iceberg crash into an island

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The world’s largest iceberg, A-68a, could also be mere days away from crashing into the Antarctic wildlife refuge of South Georgia island, and researchers are already making ready for the aftermath. In keeping with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), which has tracked the iceberg for months, two refrigerator-sized robots will quickly ship out for South Georgia to review the underwater results of the approaching collision.

The dual submersibles — each measuring about 5 ft (1.5 meters) lengthy and operated remotely — will spend virtually 4 months amassing information on seawater temperature, salinity and readability from reverse sides of the iceberg, in line with a press release from BAS.

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