NASA found a ideal iceberg shapes

Pat Wise
October 28, 2018

Tabular icebergs are the products of calving ice shelves-when large chunks of ice suddenly break loose-and they're known for their highly angular lines and smooth tops.

The iceberg is considered to be from the Larsen C ice shelf, which is about the size of Delaware.

In July 2017, Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf released the enormous A68 iceberg, which weighs about 1,000 billion tonnes.

Large tabular icebergs located between Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf and the A-68 ice island, which calved off of the Larsen C a year ago, as seen on a NASA Operation IceBridge mission on October 16, 2018.

In the latest development, NASA has said to have spotted a rectangular iceberg during the operation IceBridge.

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

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"I often see icebergs with relatively straight edges, but I've not really seem one before with two corners at such right angles like this one", Harbeck said in a NASA press release. Harbeck and his colleagues were investigating this massive structure when the geometric shape was spotted.

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

When the IceBridge scientists reveal the new photos of this, it has shown that the iceberg's true shape and form that it came to know that this is not the ideal rectangular.

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

NASA captured an image of an iceberg that looks like a flawless rectangle.

You may recall the first image, which was taken by the NASA's IceBridge, a fleet of research aircraft dedicated to studying Earth's polar ice by measuring annual changes in thickness of sea ice, glaciers, and ice sheets. It's now in the midst of a five-week project to chart icebergs in the Northern Antarctic Peninsula, a mission that's scheduled to conclude on November 18.

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