NASA releases photos of rectangular iceberg in Antarctica

NASA releases photos of rectangular iceberg in Antarctica

NASA releases photos of rectangular iceberg in Antarctica

Icebergs form when the weight of large chunks snap off, or "calve", from glaciers, ice shelves, or even larger icebergs, explains the National Snow & Ice Data Center. "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."In July 2017, Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf released the enormous A68 iceberg, which weighs about 1,000 billion tons and occupies an area roughly the size of the state of Delaware".

IceBridge senior support scientist Jeremy Harbeck pictured the two icebergs together on the airborne survey of the Earth's polar ice on October 16.

In a different photo (above), Harbeck captured both the edge of the now-famous iceberg, and a slightly less rectangular iceberg.

NASA has spotted a second strikingly rectangular iceberg in Antarctica. While most people picture icebergs as sharp, pointed hill-like structures with most of its mass underwater. At the far left is the original geometric iceberg, with the massive A68 Iceberg in the background. As per the scientists, this tabular iceberg is said to be the products of the calving ice shelves.

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. Wow, it's been awesome to see what a splash our photo of a tabular Antarctic iceberg, by #IceBridge's Jeremy Harbeck, has made.

Another rectangular iceberg spotted by the IceBridge team.

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.

The image also captures A68 in the distance. Photo photographed from onboard the IceBridge mission, which specializiruetsya on monitoring changes in polar ice. 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 18 November.

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