Iceberg bigger than NYC breaks off Antarctica

Iceberg measures 490 square miles

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A massive iceberg, bigger than the Big Apple, has broken off of an ice shelf in Antarctica.

The iceberg measures 490 square miles, making it larger than New York City.

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It separated from the 150-meter-thick brunt ice shelf on Friday near a British scientific outpost, according to a statement from the British Antarctic Survey.

The research station is closed for the Antarctic winter.

Its 12-person staff left in February.