Barringer Meteor Crater

This is the Barringer Meteor Crater, outside Flagstaff, Arizona. It’s the result of a 300,000 ton meteor coliding with the Earth around 50,000 years ago. The crater is about 1.5 kilometers in diameter and 170 metres deep. It was the…

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Wednesday, 8th June 2005

Fast Freighter

Here’s a totally huge freighter off the coast of California. Check out how cool its wake is too! Thanks to Jason for this one

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Tuesday, 7th June 2005

Scotch Tape

Apparently Canada is held together with Scotch tape. Well, who would have thought that! Many thanks to Ben Singleton and Andrew McC.

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Tuesday, 7th June 2005

Black Holes

Finally! We have proof that Google is hiding things from us in Alaska, Mexico and er… New Jersey. Hmmm. Anyway, it’s a conspiracy I tell you! Firstly stretching over a large part of Alaska, all the way into the Yukon…

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Tuesday, 7th June 2005

The Gas Tank

Check out this giant liquefied natural gas tank that sits just to the side of the Southeast Expressway in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Ironcladlou (who is now on his fourth posted submission!) says: The gas tank (as it’s known ’round these parts)…

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Tuesday, 7th June 2005

Caterpillar Tractor Co.

Outside of Sun City West, Arizona are the Caterpillar Proving Grounds, where there is some extremely large type! I wonder if the bulldozers prove themselves by digging out these letters over and over again? Thanks to Yablo and Jeff Burton.

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Tuesday, 7th June 2005

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: The Vauxhall Bridge Opened

On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than…

On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

Undiscovered Hawaii: Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau

Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While most tourists lounge their time away on the beaches of Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii, many forget that there are eight major islands in the archipelago. Being Island Week, now is the perfect time to take a look at the other three major islands of the 50th state of the United States.

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