Google Finds Lost City of Atlantis

By | Feb 22, 2009

Google is breaking down all of the frontier barriers and allowing us to discover parts of the world that would have otherwise gone un-noticed. This is collaborative research at its best – huge volumes of automatically collected data can be scrutinized by millions of people and discoveries made where smaller teams would have turned up nothing.

According to the Sun (an excellent source of news, if you get my sarcasm) users of Google Ocean have happened upon a grid-like anomaly found off the west coast of Africa which they say could be the lost city of Atlantis.

Unless Atlantis was actualy 500 square miles, the “discovery” is likely just a data glitch caused during sonar surveys of the Madeira Abyssal Plane.

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Update: According to Google, the strange configuration is actually “ship tracks” from sonar surveys.

3 Comments so far
  1. Atlantis Still Lost | Ignorant Mouth March 11, 2009 7:17 am

    […] case anyone was wondering, Google didn’t actually find the lost city of Atlantis. The lines found off the coast of Africa were not submerged city blocks (which would have been 8 […]

  2. Good Riddance 2009 | Ignorant Mouth January 4, 2010 8:41 pm

    […] Google Earth, scientists were not only able to find the garden of Eden, they were able to find the Lost City of Atlantis! (Although, they lost it again with some haste) Never doubt free information, and never question […]

  3. […] “discovery” that has hit headlines recently; not long ago the media was convinced that the lost city of Atlantis might have been found, but the radar anomalies causing the stir were explained away as mere imaging artifacts from […]

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