Saturday, February 21, 2009

What Is This?

Go to Google maps.

Copy and paste this location into the search box:
31 15'15.53N 24 15'30.53W

Select "Satellite" Image ... upper right corner, and zoom in as close as you can. You should see something that looks like the photo to the right. (Click for larger.)

You are looking at the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Africa.

This article says that the rectangle you see, which is underwater, is about the size of Wales. Any ideas?
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Photo is a screenshot from Google Maps.

6 comments:

virginia said...

appears to be "planned"...i wonder if any nation (in this economy) can afford to explore the possibility of man's hand in its design.

hope it's not a photoshop hoax...

Anonymous said...

Oops... 13 hours later, the followup that bursts the bubble:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/google/4735057/Google-Ocean-Atlantis-found-off-Africa-turns-out-to-be-boat-mapping-lines.html

Bix said...

"sonar data collected as boats mapped the ocean floor."

Okay, I'll believe that one.

esmaa said...

I want it to be Atlantis, so I'm ignoring all evidence to the contrary. (sticks fingers in ears, chants 'la-la-la-la...')

Bix said...

Then Atlantis it is :)

Seinberg said...

Looks like Mr. Langdon was correct! ;-)