Published: Sun, October 28, 2018
Science | By Patricia Jimenez

Ice, Ice Baby: Second Strange Rectangular Iceberg Spotted in Antarctica

Ice, Ice Baby: Second Strange Rectangular Iceberg Spotted in Antarctica

The photo of the rectangular iceberg was widely shared after it was posted on social media.

New photos of a surprisingly rectangular iceberg are offering the full picture of this now-famous Antarctic structure-and it remains weird as hell. 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.

On October 16, NASA scientists found a number of large icebergs between Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf and the A-68 ice island, which separated from the ice shelf past year.

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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.

Because the world was absolutely not satisfied before, NASA has released even more images of that baffling, almost perfectly rectangular-shaped iceberg.

Harbeck was the one who spotted this flat-topped, sharp-angled, iceberg floating off Larsen C ice shelf, notes the report.

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Harbeck is a senior support scientist with Operation IceBridge, a NASA project that surveys polar ice from the air. Image: NASA/Jeremy HarbeckInterestingly, Harbeck spotted a second rectangular iceberg during the same October 16, 2018 flyby.

"I was actually more interested in capturing the Delaware-sized A68 iceberg next to it we were about to fly over but thought this one was visually interesting and fairly photogenic, so on a lark, I just took a couple photos".

Scientists photographed the phenomenon, known as a "tabular" iceberg, during an aerial survey named Operation IceBridge last week.

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The flight originated from Punta Arenas, Chile, as part of a five-week-long IceBridge deployment, which began October 10 and is scheduled to conclude November 18. "And then you have what are called 'tabular icebergs'".

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