NASA's photos of a perfectly rectangular iceberg in Antarctica are oddly satisfying

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Though a certain tabular iceberg has recently gained a bit of fame after its photo spread through social media like wildfire, it turns out that it wasn't the only oddly-shaped iceberg spotted by researchers earlier this month.

New photos of a surprisingly rectangular iceberg are offering the full picture of this now-famous Antarctic structure-and it remains weird as hell.

In July 2017, Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf released the enormous A68 iceberg, which weighs about 1,000 billion tonnes.

NASA also observed that the iceberg's sharp angles and the flat surface were an indication of the fact that it was probably "calved from the ice shelf".

During the survey, created to assess changes in the ice height of several glaciers draining into the Larsen A, B and C embayments, IceBridge senior support scientist Jeremy Harbeck spotted a very sharp-angled, tabular iceberg floating among sea ice just off of the Larsen C ice shelf.

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NASA has spotted a second strikingly rectangular iceberg in Antarctica.

NASA started this year's Operation IceBridge in October and some of the images show not just the majesty of southern polar ice, but also some of the rather odd and freaky shapes that icebergs can take. Yes, it's that huge-the expanse along the horizon line is a free-floating iceberg measuring about 100 kilometers (60 miles) in length and about 30 kilometers (18 miles) wide.Here are some other photos of tabular icebergs, many of which were produced by the Larsen C ice shelf during the A68 calving event.Tabular icebergs seen in the vicinity of iceberg A68.

On Tuesday, it emerged that Mr Harbeck had spotted two rectangular icebergs on the same flyover.

Operation IceBridge is an ongoing NASA mission to monitor changes in polar ice.

The newly-released image shows the edge of our new favorite iceberg, another slightly less squared iceberg, and A68 (Larsen C's long-lost iceberg child) in the distance. The flight was part of a five-week IceBridge "deployment" that's scheduled to run from October 10 through November 18, NASA officials said.

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