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.
Here you can see the unmistakable ‘noses’ of a couple of Japanese Shinkansen Super Express trains, although you might know these better as ‘Bullet Trains’. Their nickname is well deserved however, as they regularly run at speeds of 300 kilometres…
Thursday, 28th July 2005
It’s a very common misconception that the great wall of china is the only man made object visible from space (sometimes others say from the moon, or from a satellite). Apparently the rumour started long before anyone had even been…
Thursday, 21st July 2005
Previously on Google Sightseeing