Deserts

Kebira Crater

Currently doing the rounds in the mainstream press, this is the recently discovered Kebira meteorite crater in the western desert of Egypt. At 31 kilometers across Kebira utterly dwarfs Arizona’s famous Barringer meteor crater (which is only 1.2 kilometres in…

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Monday, 6th March 2006

Desert Farming

Check out these bizarre circles of farmland smack-bang in the middle of the Libyan desert. This unlikely-seeming sight has been made possible by the construction of the Great Man Made River, possibly the largest water transport system ever built, consisting…

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Monday, 27th June 2005

Black Rock City (Burning Man)

This is the site of Black Rock City, which is built and torn down every year for the week long annual Burning Man festival. Chach says: Looks like this was flown shortly before the festival.. the street grid and intial…

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Tuesday, 19th April 2005

Trippy Triangle

More strangeness scratched into the earth this trippy triangle thing in the desert north of Vegas. Thanks Chris.

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Wednesday, 13th April 2005

B-Bomb!

No, that’s not the surface of the moon. It’s where the US government has blown-up lots and lots of things at the “Nellis Air Force Bombing and Gunnery Range” in Nevada, just south-west of Area 51. Also, scroll north and…

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Wednesday, 13th 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…

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Friday, 8th April 2005
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On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than…

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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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