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Montevideo, November 29th 2021 - 08:41 UTC
A South Pacific island identified on Google Earth and world maps does not exist, according to Australian scientists who went searching for the mystery landmass during a geological expedition. Read full article
I wonder if they also came across a flotilla of confused Argentines sailing around in circles clutching their flag on a spike?
I am geologist
Aussie land was in the mid pacific.
I can remember on one of the original maps of somewhere (I think it is in what is now Ghana) the cartographer clearly got bored (and probably had a little too much sun) and managed to create elephant hill by doodling in contour lines. See here: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/features/lieland/m3-3-1.html for the image...
A bit like the Malvinas in the Atlantic,
Another invisible place that don’t exist..
Careful Australia, it will be Sable Son Argentinas before long and they will be accusing you of ousting their settled population in the 1830's, before they or the island existed and have you up before the decolonisation committee.
#4 Knew someone would say that...
Isn't Google Earth a compilation of actual satellite photographs?
Or is it completely computer generated?
You know, someone should have sold this island to CFK.
It registers as just a black splotch on Google Earth, no details, but CFK will need to speak with Australia if they to usurp the Sandy Islanders. The map designates it a possession of Australia.
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