Mystery of the missing Island
Posted on November 22, 2012 by thetruthbehindthescenes| 7 Comments
Australian scientists who sailed during a 25-day trip in the eastern
Coral Sea, positioned midway between Australia and French-governed New
Caledonia, onboard the RV Southern Surveyor, Australia’s Marine National
Facility research vessel, in search of the landmass known as Sandy Island
, after spotting it on Google Earth, found nothing but blue ocean.
The depth of the ocean is around 1,400 meters at Sandy Island
They have found an island
that doesn’t exist but it exist on
marine charts, world maps and even on the Times Atlas as well as the
island regularly appeared in scientific publications since at least
Australia’s Hydrographic Service, which produces the country’s nautical charts, says its appearance on some scientific maps and Google Earth could just be the result of human error, repeated down the years.
A spokesman from the service told Australian newspapers that while
some map makers intentionally include phantom streets to prevent
copyright infringements, that was not usually the case with nautical
charts because it would reduce confidence in them.
A spokesman for Google said they consult a variety of authoritative
sources when making their maps. ”The world is a constantly changing
place, the Google spokesman told AFP, “and keeping on top of these
changes is a never-ending endeavour’.’
the Google map in fact shows a border for the island, but the photo of
the area in that boundary is left completely black. This is because the
ocean image is cut out from the areas identified as land, so that
different images are used , as the ocean image is very hard to stitch
in, ocean image is less accurate …or… an ‘unidentified’ object has been censored?
Coordinates Sandy Island, also known as Sable Island: (Coordinates: -19.225583, 159.938759 ).
Source and author: smh.com.au *engadget.com Island
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