The Manicouagan Impact Crater

Wow. The Manicouagan impact crater is huge. Apparently it’s one of the largest impact craters still preserved on the surface of the Earth, and was formed during a tremendous impact about 200 million years ago. The annular lake that shows…

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Sunday, 24th April 2005

Calgary Tower

This is Calgary Tower in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At 190 metres, slightly taller than the Space Needle, so I’m told. Thanks to Jordon and Jonathan Wilkins.

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Sunday, 24th April 2005

Overlapping seasons

Check out this cool picture of overlapping seasons in Utah, and another in Missouri on the Mississippi river. Thanks to Kyle French and Bill Keaggy.

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Saturday, 23rd April 2005

Space Shuttle

More spaceships! We’ve already posted Cape Canaveral, but it’s worth noting that you can also see a space shuttle with its boosters lying nearby, as well as the vehicle assembly building where they put all this stuff together. Jim Thompson…

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Friday, 22nd April 2005

Johnson Space Center, Houston

Damn, that’s a big ol’ rocket! It’s a Saturn V Rocket at the Johnson Space Center. Glen Vigus said: The Saturn V rockets were used to launch the Apollo missions to the moon from 1968 to 1972. The Saturn V…

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Friday, 22nd April 2005

Looking at them listening to us

The 70 metre DSS-14 Deep Space Antenna was built by NASA in 1966 and services radio and radar astronomy projects, as well as occasionally tracking long-distance spacecraft. Apparently it weighs nearly 6 million pounds (2,721,554 kilos). Thanks: Bill

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Thursday, 21st April 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

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

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