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While on an expedition in Antarctica this past December, interface designer and filmmaker Alex Cornell was treated to the rare sight of a massive iceberg that had recently flipped over, revealing an extraordinarily vivid blue underside. With the strikingly polished ice ranging in hue from light aqua to dark teal to near-black, this breathtaking specimen looks "more like a galactic artifact than anything terrestrial," according to Cornell in a discussion with Fstoppers.
Icebergs are normally white because of the air bubbles trapped inside, Jan Lieser, a marine glaciologist at the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Co-operative Research Center in Tasmania, tells the Sydney Morning Herald. The deep blue color of this iceberg indicates virtually no air inclusion, most likely as a result of pressure from accumulating snow squeezing out all the air.
What we see of an iceberg is only about 10 percent of its entirety, with the majority of the mass hidden beneath the surface of the water. Dr. Lieser explains, "While the iceberg is in the water it actually melts, so that balance becomes imbalanced and, at some stage, which nobody can really predict, these icebergs flip and turn." Those flips, which are extraordinary to witness, are even powerful enough to sometimes create tsunami-like conditions.
originally posted by: WakeUpBeer
a reply to: Qumulys
I looked at those before reading your paragraph. Then had my mind blown when I scrolled down and saw they weren't pictures. Amazing! Thanks for those.
And thanks for the pics in the OP as well, Kangaruex4Ewe!
Now if only someone would photoshop a UFO in the ice and start a thread in the UFO forums!
originally posted by: pikestaff
Latest reports state that Antarctica, although just starting to come out of its summer months, has the highest ever sea ice coverage, and also that the American coast guard had to rescue a ship caught in ice, just what is going on with global warming/climate change/next ice age?
Well... You haven't given anyone nearly enough time to photoshop a semi good image into the pics yet. Have faith