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.
For our first post of Desert Week 2011, we’re travelling to the Grand Erg Oriental, or ‘Great Eastern Sand Sea’ of the Sahara desert in north-eastern Algeria, where we find a mysterious formation in the sand… The image was taken…
Monday, 20th June 2011
Remember lying on the grass when you were younger, staring up at the sky, allowing your imagination to twist and shape the clouds into an elephant being chased by a mouse or a dragon being slain by a cat? Now…
Wednesday, 8th July 2009
Google Earth satellite images have unearthed Samsung’s top secret development of the World’s largest Plasma Television. After Japanese manufacturer Matsushita topped the South Korean electronics company’s 102″ plasma with a 103″ model Samsung moved developments to the African country of…
Monday, 29th January 2007
Previously on Google Sightseeing