The Unisphere

Remember the scene at the end of Men in Black where the flying saucer crashes through a huge globe? Well this is it, the Unisphere, in Flushing Meadows Park, NY. Not very interesting at first glance, but check out how…

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Tuesday, 12th April 2005

Mount St. Helens

It hasn’t erupted since 1980 March 2005, but apparently Mount St Helens still counts as an active volcano. Not great resolution here yet though. Thanks: Sean Miller, kb and others.

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Monday, 11th April 2005

LUECKE?

OK, this writing is ridiculously big, I mean, look how zoomed out we are! That’s some dedication there. Thanks DDA.

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Friday, 8th April 2005

Area 51

By far the most submitted link is to the notorious Area 51. Props go to Andy who was the first of many to point us in the right direction, cheers mate Travis added: Scroll to the south-west and find that…

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Friday, 8th April 2005

Honolulu

Not all of Honolulu is hi-res yet, but check out Diamond Head State Monument, which appears to be, er… inside an old volcano?

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Thursday, 7th April 2005

The Golden Gate

San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge. Looks like a nice day.

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Thursday, 7th 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…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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