NASA’s Operation IceBridge Spots Huge, Sharp Rectangular Iceberg In Antartica
By Christopher Carbone, Fox News // October 23, 2018
likely more than a mile across
ABOVE VIDEO: NASA’s Operation IceBridge discovered a mysterious monolith-shaped iceberg, sparking a wild internet debate over its origin.
(FOX NEWS) – Maybe it is hip to be square.
A huge, flat iceberg with perfect, right angles was spotted on Oct. 16 by NASA’s Operation IceBridge floating among sea ice just off the Larsen C ice shelf.
The iceberg’s unique geometric shape sparked considerable debate on social media that it was formed by – you guessed it – space aliens. Others said it reminded them of the monolith from “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
However, according to NASA, there’s a simpler scientific reason why the iceberg appears to be a perfect rectangle.
“We get two types of icebergs: We get the type that everyone can envision in their head that sank the Titanic, and they look like prisms or triangles at the surface and you know they have a crazy subsurface,” Kelly Brunt, an ice scientist with NASA, told Live Science. “And then you have what are called ‘tabular icebergs.'”
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From yesterday’s #IceBridge flight: A tabular iceberg can be seen on the right, floating among sea ice just off of the Larsen C ice shelf. The iceberg’s sharp angles and flat surface indicate that it probably recently calved from the ice shelf. pic.twitter.com/XhgTrf642Z
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