NASA spots perfectly rectangular icebergs in Antarctica

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Tabular icebergs are the products of calving ice shelves-when large chunks of ice suddenly break loose-and they're known for their highly angular lines and smooth tops.A Landsat 8 view of the freakishly geometric iceberg from space (see arrow at center left).

The iceberg is considered to be from the Larsen C ice shelf, which is about the size of Delaware.

The photos were taken as part of Operation IceBridge, an ongoing NASA mission to document changes in polar ice. Previously, NASA has launched a project to search for extraterrestrial civilizations. While most people picture icebergs as sharp, pointed hill-like structures with most of its mass underwater.

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What happened: NASA posted a photo on Twitter of an iceberg that looks like a rectangle. 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.

The second table also split the iceberg from the ice shelf, Larsen S. "Indeed, the iceberg definitely captured the interest of the public, and the original photo of the object was shot at an angle that made the iceberg appear nearly perfectly square". Though they may appear too flawless to be formed by nature, "tabular" icebergs are relatively common, such as the Pobeda Ice Island that forms periodically off the coast of East Antarctica by a tabular iceberg running aground.

NASA's flying research laboratory carried the scientists around Antarctica.

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The panorama below shows the whole iceberg.

Mr Harbeck added: "I was actually more interested in capturing the A68 iceberg that we were about to fly over, but I thought this rectangular iceberg was visually interesting and fairly photogenic, so on a lark, I just took a couple photos".

Just past the now-famous iceberg, NASA also captured another iceberg that was relatively rectangular.

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