Perfectly rectangular iceberg found in Antarctica

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NASA scientists clocked the tabular berg on a series of flights over the Antarctic.

NASA's Operation IceBridge discovered a mysterious monolith-shaped iceberg, sparking a wild internet debate over its origin. Operation IceBridge is a research initiative created to better understand how the poles influence Earth's climate, and it uses a fleet of research planes to regularly collect information.

He says it's a kind of formation called a tabular iceberg.

Ice shelves are full of fractures and fissures, explains geophysicist Kristin Poinar from the University at Buffalo.

Brunt said the iceberg could be unstable and break if someone were to walk on it.

They were often geometrically-shaped as a result, she said.

The rectangular iceberg is about a mile wide, Petty says - considerably smaller than another well-known iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf.

Iceberg captured by NASA
Image A triangular iceberg was also spotted nearby. Pic @NASA_ICE

NASA's ongoing, decades-long survey of polar ice has yielded some truly incredible photographs over the years, but one recent still captured what appears to be a perfectly, nearly impossibly rectangular iceberg.

As with all icebergs, the part visible above the surface is just the top 10 percent of its mass. As it calved, the iceberg may have been smooth and flat underneath, but ocean currents would have quickly changed it.

After years of anticipation by scientists, a formation the size of DE broke off from Antarctica last year.

They shared a striking image of the giant block, known as a tabular berg, after it was captured off the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, near the Larsen C ice shelf, according to The Sun. Larsen A collapsed in 1995, and Larsen B collapsed in 2002. It's doubtful the entire iceberg is perfectly geometric throughout. I should think we will see some interesting collisions with the ice shelf in the next few months'.

The Larsen C ice shelf is being closely monitored by scientists after showing signs of breaking up.

The calving of the huge iceberg reduced the size of the ice shelf by 12%.

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