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Video Extra: Rectangle Iceberg

Posted at 9:03 AM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 11:25:16-04

A rectangular, naturally formed ice sheet has been spotted by NASA during a regular flyover on October 16.

The survey, code-named Operation IceBridge, is designed to watch for changes in the ice levels at several glaciers across Antarctica.

It was during one of these regular surveillance flights that senior support scientist Jeremy Harbeck spotted an unusually angular iceberg floating just off the Larsen C ice shelf.

“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 in a statement.