NASA spots mysterious near-perfect rectangle iceberg in Antarctic

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The near-perfect rectangle was spotted near the Larden C ice shelf. (photo: @NASA_ICE) The near-perfect rectangle was spotted near the Larden C ice shelf. (photo: @NASA_ICE)

A bizarre iceberg has been spotted by NASA scientists - in the shape of a near-perfect rectangle, reports Sky News. 

 

The oddly satisfying phenomenon was discovered near the Larden C ice shelf in the Antarctic Peninsula.

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
— NASA ICE (@NASA_ICE) October 17, 2018

A photo shows a thick block of ice up to a mile long dramatically protruding from a sea of thin frozen water, thought to have recently splintered off.

Scientists took the snap from a plane used to monitor changing land and sea ice in the South Pole.

From yesterday's #IceBridge flight: Heavily crevassed land ice in the northern Antarctic Peninsula. pic.twitter.com/f4aGvjrIgh
— NASA ICE (@NASA_ICE) October 17, 2018

Many have remarked about its peculiar shape, with some suggesting

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