Have you ever wondered what kind of camera takes the aerial photographs Google use? Well, at least in Anchorage, Alaska, the company taking the pictures uses a Zeiss RMK TOP 15 Aerial Survey Camera System.

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Friday, 3rd November 2006

The Diomede Islands

These are the Diomede Islands, two islands only 3km apart but one is in Russia, the other in the USA. These islands are right in the middle of the Bering Straights and the international dateline runs right in between them.…

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Monday, 1st May 2006

Black Holes

Finally! We have proof that Google is hiding things from us in Alaska, Mexico and er… New Jersey. Hmmm. Anyway, it’s a conspiracy I tell you! Firstly stretching over a large part of Alaska, all the way into the Yukon…

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Tuesday, 7th June 2005

Sea Plane

This one might not be new to some of you, but this picture of a sea plane taking off in Alaska was too good not to post 😀 If you look around the edges of the port (or is it…

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Tuesday, 24th May 2005

Forest Fires

It’s pretty obvious where the fire has been and where it is heading in the first forest fire in Louisiana (thumbnail #1) and there is an immense amount of smoke from this other fire in Louisiana. You can see a…

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Monday, 25th April 2005

Elmendorf Air Force Base

This “Elephant Cage” in Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska is part of the DOD World Wide High Frequency Direction Finding System. More information on the system is availble from the Federation of American Scientists. Thanks: Gabe

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Friday, 22nd April 2005
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