Earlier this month, NASA saw an unusually shaped iceberg break from an iceberg in Antarctica. The very beautiful iceberg broke…
Earlier this month, NASA saw an unusually shaped iceberg break from an iceberg in Antarctica. The very beautiful iceberg broke away from Larsen C ishylla, which also produced the A-68 iceberg last year. NASA | Twitter ]
A massive iceberg disc, which has been recently separated from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, is so geometrically perfect that it almost looks incredible.
NASA shared the iceberg photo that has since become viral. On Twitter, it retrieved over 3000 retweets, 6000 likes and hundreds of answers. It has captured the imagination of many people, with some theorization that it was done by aliens.
However, there is no great conspiracy around the perfect rectangular ice sheet. It was a naturally occurring phenomenon called tabular ice, which, unlike the iceberg that dropped Titanic in 1
912, has flat peaks and steep sides.
Sometimes these giant sized yachts are large and measure hundreds of kilometers in length and hundreds of feet in height.
NASA discovered on October 16th under one of its IceBridge Flight, a program that tracks global climate systems. Based on its narrow edges, the Authority considers that it has not been long since the iceberg separated from Larsen C in Antarctica.
“What makes this a little unusual is that it almost looks like a square,” said Kelly Brunt, an ice researcher from NASA.
From the picture alone, it is impossible to determine the size of the iceberg, but Brunt estimates that the ice arch is about a mile above. Only 19 percent are visible over water.
Larsen C, an ice shelf, also produced iceberg A-68 in 2017. In September, after stabbing for over a year, the iceberg has turned around and proposes it is ready to move.
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