This iceberg is perfectly rectangular—here’s why

Tabular Iceberg Panorama. “I thought it was pretty interesting; I often see icebergs with relatively straight edges, but I’ve not really seen one before with two corners at such right angles like this one had,” Harbeck said. The rectangular iceberg appeared to be freshly calved from Larsen C, which in July 2017 released the massive A68 iceberg, a chunk of ice about the size of the state of Delaware. Captions and Image source: Jeremy Harbeck / NASA


Though it doesn’t fit our typical image of icebergs, experts say the common shape has a simple explanation…

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2 Rectangular Icebergs Spotted on NASA IceBridge Flight; NASA (10-23-2018)