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Westerbork Radio Telescope

The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope in the Netherlands is: an aperture synthesis interferometer that consists of a linear array of 14 antennas arranged on a 2.7 km East-West line. Um… So, aperture synthesis is when a collection of telescopes are…

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Thursday, 14th September 2006

James Island (Island Week)

No man is an island, but in Gambia I’ve found James Island and it even comes complete with Fort James! Thanks: Mememe

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Friday, 1st September 2006

The Longest Conveyor Belt in the World

Guess where The Longest Conveyor Belt in the World is? Western Sahara of course. (More than half of the conveyor is in high-res, but the particularly cool section shown here has been captured in super high-res as part of the…

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Tuesday, 15th August 2006

China’s Scale Model

A while back KenGrok over at the Google Earth Community was browsing China’s Huangyangtan region and discovered a scale model of Aksai Chin – a disputed terrain on the Chinese / Indian border. Australian paper The Age did some proper…

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Sunday, 6th August 2006

Maasmechelen Swastika

Belgian news last week picked up the story of a fountain in Maasmechelen which, after sitting happily in front of City Hall since 1979, will now be torn down and rebuilt. The reason for this change is the recent Google…

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Sunday, 30th July 2006

Itaipú

Damming the Paraná River on the border between Brazil and Paraguay sits an incredible engineering achievement – the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world, Itaipú. Itaipú is 196 metres high and contains enough iron and steel to build 380…

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Thursday, 20th July 2006

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.

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…

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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