NASA releases photos of rectangular iceberg in Antarctica

28 October, 2018, 02:15 | Author: Kelly Sanders
  • Photo: Mysterious rectangular iceberg found by NASA

The us space Agency NASA showed a picture of an iceberg a flawless rectangular shape, with smooth surface and sharp angles.

"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", Harbeck said in an article on NASA.gov. "I was actually more interested in capturing the A68 iceberg that we were about to fly over, but I thought this rectangular iceberg was visually interesting and fairly photogenic, so on a lark, I just took a couple photos", Harbeck said.Another rectangular iceberg spotted by the IceBridge team.

When NASA released a picture of an incredibly strange-looking iceberg that it had photographed during a survey flight over Antarctica I'm not sure they expected the response they received.

An angled view of the geometric iceberg. 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.

Interestingly, Harbeck spotted a second rectangular iceberg during the same 16 October 2018 flyby. That iceberg, which represents 1 trillion tons of ice, calved previous year, according to USA Today.

Photo: Mysterious rectangular iceberg found by NASA
Iceberg floating in Antarctica is perfect rectangle

NASA's statement also mentioned that it is the same ice sheet from which an ice chunk, the size of DE, had separated in July 2017.

On Tuesday, it emerged that Mr Harbeck had spotted two rectangular icebergs on the same flyover.

In a new Operation IceBridge NASA video, shared this week, mission scientist John Sonntag provides commentary on the footage from an flight on 16 October over the tabular iceberg.

The newly-released image shows the edge of our new favorite iceberg, another slightly less squared iceberg, and A68 (Larsen C's long-lost iceberg child) in the distance.

A Landsat 8 satellite image shows part of the northern Antarctic Peninsula, with an arrow pointing to the rectangular iceberg.


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