Did you see the curious rectangular iceberg that NASA photographed in Antarctica?

The photo you can see below began to circulate a few days ago on the Internet and has been puzzling many people. That's because it shows a huge iceberg, but the ice pack apparently has such well-defined edges and straight lines that it looks more like it was purposely cut and floated into the sea.

Ice rectangle

The image in question was captured by NASA last week and no, it was not edited or manipulated in Photoshop. The iceberg, according to the space agency, recently detached itself from the Antarctic Larsen C ice shelf, and although it has not yet been properly measured, researchers estimate that the ice rectangle is more than a mile from an edge. the other. Look:

Rectangular iceberg

Doesn't it seem to have been purposely cut? (NASA / Jeremy Harbeck)

According to scientists, the block is floating in the Antarctic peninsula and, although it seems to be the work of alien technology, this type of iceberg is not that uncommon. Known as “tubular icebergs, ” they often have geometric shapes because of the way they break.

As Kelly Brunt, a scientist at the University of Maryland, who works with NASA, explained, these icebergs form when the ice floats that float above the sea break down, much like an overgrown toenail. ends up breaking at the end. As a result, instead of having the jagged shapes that we are used to seeing in videos and photos, they have straighter edges and a more “geometric” look.

This rectangle of ice photographed by NASA catches the eye especially from the top - which looks completely flat and smooth. However, according to scientists, as with most conventional icebergs, this image also has most (about 90%) of its submerged mass.

And back to the subject of tubular icebergs not being as rare as it sounds, NASA shared one more image of one of those ice blocks - with slightly less sharp edges than the first, but none the less impressive. . Check it out below:

Rectangular iceberg

Look another one! (NASA / Jeremy Harbeck)


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