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NASA captures image of bizarre, perfectly rectangular iceberg

By midian182 · 37 replies
Oct 23, 2018
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  1. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,710   +2,073

    I think its beyond awesome when oral history of something like this is validated by physical evidence.

    My understanding is that dating of the fossil record puts the time period of some of these events coincident with the end of ice ages. The proposed cause of at least some is an ice dam breaking. As I understand it, though there were several such events, none of them were what I think could be considered global scale in that the Earth was not flooded everywhere all at the same time.

    When I think of a global event, I think of something like the Snowball Earth hypothesis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowball_Earth
    Interesting...
     
  2. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,710   +2,073

    Give him time. He'll be announcing its launch on Falcon Heavy! :scream:
     
  3. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 2,443   +1,438

    No such validation is present.... we have evidence of LOCALIZED flooding in a few different areas... which accounts for various STORIES in books such as the Bible about floods. There is absolutely ZERO evidence that there was a flood over the ENTIRE Earth while humans existed.
     
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  4. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,710   +2,073

    Hmm, fewer words than I used. :)
     
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  5. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand TS Guru Posts: 517   +392

    OK, who out there read the last part of this post in Snagglepuss's voice? Admit it!
     
  6. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,684   +775

    Nice work, I admittedly didn't try that hard. Though looking at the two photos I see these are NOT the same icebergs. The aerial photo (where you see the airplane) looks perfectly realistic and not even close to as the nearly perfectly rectangular iceberg seen in the other photo (seen in this article). So my opinion hasn't changed.
     
  7. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Guru Posts: 724   +462

    Scrat is at it once again.
     
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  8. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand TS Guru Posts: 517   +392

    Have a look at the background in the first/big pic. The ice behind the iceberg on the left is the same as the ice behind the 'perfectly' rectangular 'berg in the second pic. So that is the back/other half of the 'perfect' berg. Pretty squared off but not perfect.

    So 2 pretty rectangular 'bergs right next to each other which probably shared a side when they were part of the same glacier. No big deal.
     
  9. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,710   +2,073

    Image from the NASA article:
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    Image from this article:
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    As I see it, crop and zoom the image from the NASA article and you have the image in this article.
     
  10. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,684   +775

    No it isn't... not even close. You need to have your eyes checked mate.
     
  11. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,684   +775

    Not talking about this photo, talking about the aerial one on NASA's site. I even said that in my text; so I'm afraid you misunderstood.
     
  12. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand TS Guru Posts: 517   +392

    Look again. At the 2 *different* pictures in the link:

    https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/...lar-icebergs-spotted-on-nasa-icebridge-flight

    The plane is flying towards the right in the 2 pics. The unusually squared-off 'berg in the smaller pic was taken first. The less squared off 'berg in the larger pic was taken second. The other end of the first unusually squared off 'berg is visible next to the engine in the bigger picture. How do we know?

    Have a look at the holes in the ice behind the unusually squared off 'berg in the small pic and behind the 'berg next to the engine in the big pic. Same holes in the ice. Same ice piles, same everything. So the engine 'berg is the rear end of the unusually squared off 'berg.
     
  13. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,684   +775

    Hmmm... I'm looking, but I just don't see it. They look like different size icebergs and the holes in the ice don't match up in my mind. At this point I will have to say there is insufficient data to make a positive determination; but I cannot say with 100% certainty that you aren't correct.
     

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