This particular iceberg has also drawn the attention to the work NASA does in monitoring the changes in the planet's ice. '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.' Indeed, the iceberg definitely captured the interest of the public, and the original photo of the object was shot at an angle that made the iceberg appear nearly perfectly square.
Harbeck is a senior support scientist with Operation IceBridge, a NASA project that surveys polar ice from the air.
The scientist who all are involved in this operation has now released the original photo of that rare rectangular iceberg which was taken in the last week.
Taken during an October 16 research flight over the northern Antarctica Peninsula, the picture recently went viral. But how does an iceberg take on such a uniform shape?
The rectangular iceberg itself seems to be freshly calved from Larsen C. This is the same ice sheet from which broke a massive, trillion-ton A 68 iceberg.
On Tuesday, it emerged that Mr Harbeck had spotted two rectangular icebergs on the same flyover.
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The second iceberg is slightly less rectangular than the first, but has noticeably straight edges and corners.
NASA captured an image of an iceberg that looks like a flawless rectangle.
When the IceBridge scientists reveal the new photos of this, it has shown that the iceberg's true shape and form that it came to know that this is not the ideal rectangular.
Operation IceBridge is the agency's longest-running aerial survey of both the north and south polar ice. The flight was part of a five-week IceBridge "deployment" that's scheduled to run from October 10 through November 18, NASA officials said.
A Landsat 8 satellite image shows part of the northern Antarctic Peninsula, with an arrow pointing to the rectangular iceberg.