Published: Sun, October 28, 2018
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NASA Releases More Pics of Freaky Rectangular Iceberg

NASA Releases More Pics of Freaky Rectangular Iceberg

This particular iceberg has also drawn the attention to the work NASA does in monitoring the changes in the planet's ice.

"I thought it was pretty interesting; I often see icebergs with relatively straight edges, but I've not really seen one before with two corners at such right angles like this one had", Mr Harbeck said in a statement.

NASA started this year's Operation IceBridge in October and some of the images show not just the majesty of southern polar ice, but also some of the rather odd and freaky shapes that icebergs can take.

In the new photo, Mr Barbeck captured both the edge of the now-famous iceberg, and a slightly less rectangular iceberg.

Because the world was absolutely not satisfied before, NASA has released even more images of that baffling, almost perfectly rectangular-shaped iceberg. During the year 2017 in July, Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf said to have been released this enormous A68 iceberg, and during the investigation of that, this structure was spotted. While most people picture icebergs as sharp, pointed hill-like structures with most of its mass underwater.


Senior support scientist Jeremy Harbeck noticed the iceberg just off the Larsen C ice shelf.

On Tuesday, it emerged that Mr Harbeck had spotted two rectangular icebergs on the same flyover. In fact, one other rectangular iceberg - let's call it Tabular B, and the first-seen one Tabular A for simplicity's sake - takes center stage in a newly released photo.

NASA captured an image of an iceberg that looks like a ideal rectangle. Image: NASA/Jeremy HarbeckInterestingly, Harbeck spotted a second rectangular iceberg during the same October 16, 2018 flyby.

Operation IceBridge is an ongoing NASA mission to monitor changes in polar ice. The flight was part of a five-week IceBridge "deployment" that's scheduled to run from October 10 through November 18, NASA officials said.

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