NASA spotted a rectangular iceberg in Antarctica during survey
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In the latest development, NASA has said to have spotted a rectangular iceberg during the operation IceBridge. This operation IceBridge is said to be the largest airborne survey by NASA to map Earth’s Polar ice.

The scientist who all are involved in this operation has now released the original photo of that rare rectangular iceberg which was taken in the last week.  But in the released picture of that, it has shown only a portion of that iceberg. Most of the parts of the iceberg are said to be out of the frame and for that reason, it is not clear that how geometric the entire structure is.

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 perfect rectangular. But the shape is like an angular quadrilateral.

All the photos that were captured by IceBridge senior scientist, Jeremy Harbeck, who has said to be spotted this tabular iceberg which is near the Larsen C ice shelf. As per the scientists, this tabular iceberg is said to be the products of the calving ice shelves.  They are formed when the large chunks ice suddenly broke in the form of angular lines as well as smooth tops.

As per a statement by Harbeck, he said that at first he thought it was pretty interesting and he often sees the icebergs with the relatively straight edges. But it is not seen one like the before which have got two corners which is at right angles. 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.

Tarun Singh
Tarun is an avid writer and reader. He is fond of exploring science and facts. Tarun is an engineer by profession and is now a full-time contributor to The News Recorder (India Edition). Tarun is the base behind the Science coverage over this online news platform.


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