NASA spots bizarrely rectangular iceberg in Antarctica
It would seem that the stone monument from 2001, yet it is anything but a motion picture prop and it wasn’t planted by outsiders.
We as a whole have a thought of what an ice sheet resembles, and more often than not we envision a thick bumpy arrangement or a sporadic piece with a seal relaxing to finish everything.
And afterward there’s the ice sheet captured a week ago by NASA’s Operation IceBridge group. It’s rectangular to the point that it looks absolutely wild.
Activity IceBridge is set for measure and screen polar ice and archive changes after some time. The group got a quick look at the uncommon chunk of ice amid a flyover and presented it on Twitter a week ago.
Task IceBridge alludes to the development as a forbidden chunk of ice and says it was discovered skimming in the ocean ice simply off the Larsen C ice retire in the Antarctic. “The chunk of ice’s sharp points and level surface demonstrate that it likely as of late calved from the ice retire,” the group composes.
Twitter clients bounced on the odd-looking picture, dropping references to everything from outsiders to tofu to the stone monument from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
ome likewise blamed the picture for being phony, however it’s a consummately regular marvel.
NASA ice researcher Kelly Brunt revealed to Live Science that unthinkable chunks of ice are formed like sheet cakes and split off from the edges of ice racks. She said the unmistakable segment is only a little piece of the mass and the rest is submerged.
The forbidden chunk of ice is a champion because of its greatly geometric shape, however it’s by all account not the only one that seems as though it could fit into a Mondrian painting. Task IceBridge posted a gander at a genuinely triangular ice shelf toward the end of last week.
The Larsen C ice rack is likewise the wellspring of the scandalous icy mass A-68, a beast that calved in 2017. The forbidden icy mass shot as of late is a whole lot littler than that brute.