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If you had half an eye on the media over the weekend you will have spotted that the Wilkins has finally exploded. That’s not even a great exaggeration – in the space of two days it went from stubbornly resilient intact ice bridge to a mess of fragments. It really does look like someone needed to get rid of a lot of semtex quickly. Now all eyes will be on how quickly the remnants are swept away and what the story is for the very large portion of the Wilkins left behind. So unfortunately we are likely to see more headlines like this in the future.

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Of course you can access the images more quickly than most with Polar View on twitter.

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