Monolithic rectangular iceberg photographed by Nasa

Monolithic rectangular iceberg photographed by Nasa

Monolithic rectangular iceberg photographed by Nasa

We all have an idea of what an iceberg looks like, and usually we imagine a chunky mountainous formation or an irregular slab with a seal lounging on top.

WTF?! NASA has released an image showing an iceberg in Antarctica that appears so rectangular and flat, it looks purposely cut into shape.

Operation IceBridge's mission is to image the planet's polar regions to better understand how ice has changed and shifted in recent years.

NASA scientists spotted this "tabular iceberg" floating near the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica.

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Last month one of the largest icebergs ever recorded, a trillion-ton monster four times the size of London started moving and spinning as it breaks free of the ice.

Scientists from Project MIDAS - a British Antarctic Survey project involving researchers from several British universities - said past year that they feared the entire ice shelf could become unstable.

The expansive ice shelves that create the icebergs are hanging off of Antarctic land, somewhat similar to the flimsy tape extended out from a tape measure.

Speaking with Live Science, NASA ice scientist Kelly Brunt said the shapes of the icebergs are formed by a fairly common process. Others said it reminded them of the monolith from "2001: A Space Odyssey".

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"What makes this one a bit unusual is that it looks nearly like a square", she said.

"We get two types of icebergs".

It's hard to tell exactly how big the iceberg is from the photo, but experts said it was probably more than 1.6km (1 mile) across.

The angular berg is called a tabular iceberg. Brunt added that only about 10 percent of the iceberg's mass is visible, the rest being underwater.

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The rectangular iceberg is about a mile wide, Petty says - considerably smaller than another well-known iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf.

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