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Spirit Lake

Spirit Lake sits just North of America’s most famous active volcano, Mount St. Helens1. The most catastrophic eruption of Mount St Helens was in May of 1980, which killed 57 people. A side effect of this eruption was the largest…

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Thursday, 20th March 2008

World’s Biggest Aircraft Carriers

Following on from January’s World’s biggest passenger ships post, today we’re going to be looking at the largest aircraft carriers on the water. These warships act as mobile airbases, allowing aircraft to be launched as close to the theatre of…

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Monday, 3rd March 2008

Planes in formation

In the Saratoga Passage, Washington, there appear to be four planes flying in very close formation. Although it could just be an image overlay problem (there appears to be a seam between them) the four ‘motion ghosts’ are all in…

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Thursday, 14th February 2008

USS Ohio (October 07 Image Update)

This is the USS Ohio, an Ohio class submarine cruising along the US/Canada border in the Straight of Juan de Fuca. Flanked to the north and south, it looks like it has its missile tubes open, as seen in this…

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Thursday, 11th October 2007

Loop The Loop

Near the Oregon border, just inside Washington state, there’s a small aircraft at a very odd angle. Given that we can clearly see its undercarriage, it would seem likely that this aircraft is right in the middle of a loop…

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Wednesday, 27th June 2007

Planes on a Train

Driving past the small town of Cathcart is a train, carrying the fuselages of 4 Boeing 737 airliners! As the train is passing a road I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to reference a classic Steve Martin film, so in…

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2007
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World’s Largest Graffiti? Not even close.

Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…

The Street Art of Newtown, Sydney

Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.

South Sudan

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