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Looking at them listening to us

The 70 metre DSS-14 Deep Space Antenna was built by NASA in 1966 and services radio and radar astronomy projects, as well as occasionally tracking long-distance spacecraft. Apparently it weighs nearly 6 million pounds (2,721,554 kilos). Thanks: Bill

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Long Beach

Long Beach, CA is a major port of entry for goods imported into the US via ship. This view gives a nice perspective on the sheer scale of the operation. Note the thousands of containers used in the process. Panning…

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Disneyland

After my faux pas of calling Walt Disney World in Florida “Disneyland” a few people submitted the real Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

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World’s Largest Tyre, Allen Park

Reader Tim Gregory found the 80 foot tall world’s largest tyre in Michigan. It apparently started life as a giant tyre-shaped ferris wheel at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, and was moved to Allen Park, Michigan to be a…

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Bailey Yard

Especially for Andrew Scott, we’re finally posting some trains Union Pacific’s classification yard in North Platte, Nebraska is the world’s largest railroad classification yard. The yard is made up of 315 miles of track, and up to 10,000 railroad cars…

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We Honor Those Who Serve America

Props for this one go to Quentin and Peter Grabowsky, who both sent us this pretty darn huge message, which is apparently directed to the airmen flying in and out of Offutt AFB near Omaha, Nebraska.

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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

MLB Stadium Tour – American League

With Major League Baseball having recently paused for its mid-season All Star Game break, this is the first of a…

London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (Part 2)

Continuing our tour of Olympic venues, we today move away from the Olympic Zone, to two other areas of London:…

London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (Part 1)

It may have escaped your attention, given the lack of publicity, but there is a large sporting event about to…

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