Telstra Stadium

Telstra Stadium, formerly Stadium Australia was built to host the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. With a capacity to seat 110,000, the Sydney Olympic Stadium is the largest facility ever built for an Olympic Games. Thanks: Glenn Slaven, Richard Totaro, Greg,…

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Thursday, 21st July 2005

The Great Wall of China

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…

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Thursday, 21st July 2005

The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel

Here’s the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, because it’s been a while since we had a bridge. Er, I mean tunnel… no, wait, two bridges! Or is that two tunnels? Frick. The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel is a combination of two bridges and…

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Wednesday, 20th July 2005

Inverted North Korea

Check out this weird section of image that woowoowoo found in North Korea. He said: Somehow a whole chunk of data has inverted colours – taken into Photoshop and inverted, it looks much more correct. In our first thumbnail you…

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Wednesday, 20th July 2005

The Moon

To celebrate the first Moon landing today (July 20th, 1969) Google have added some NASA moon imagery to the Google Maps interface and created Google Moon. Make sure you zoom right in for a hint at what the moon is…

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Wednesday, 20th July 2005

The Richat Structure

The Richat Structure in central Mauritania is a stunning geological structure 50 kilometres across (Wikipedia entry). Once thought to be an impact crater, it is actually a sedimentary formation that has eroded flat over many eons. Apparently there’s a hotel…

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Tuesday, 19th July 2005

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

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

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.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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