NASA spots mysterious near-perfect rectangle iceberg in Antarctic
23 Octobre, 2018, 13:56 | Auteur: Therese Cote
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.
Nasa had found a piece of floating ice in Antarctica that is so flawless, it looks like it was deliberately cut.
The angular berg is called a tabular iceberg.
Scientists are now taking part in an airborne survey of Earth's ice as part of what is known as Operation IceBridge.
Last year, the iceberg A-68 broke off Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf after years of cracks spreading across the ice - but it's remained "stuck" near the ice shelf.
Tabular icebergs are wide and flat and long - "like sheet cake" - Kelly Brunt, an ice scientist with NASA, told Live Science journal.
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