Researchers have sighted a remarkable Iceberg near the Larsen Ice Shelf on the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, which has attracted much attention with its perfect rectangular shape. Among other things, the image of the iceberg immediately raised the question of whether such an ideal geometric shape could be formed in a natural way.
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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The “flat iceberg”, almost two kilometers wide, unlike the more common prismatic and triangular icebergs, has sharp edges, rectangular angles and at least one flat surface, NASA expert Kelly Brunt told Newsweek. This shape was created because the iceberg had broken off the glacier relatively recently.