Atlantis Still Lost

By | Mar 11, 2009
Creative Commons License photo credit: Webb Zahn

In 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 miles long!), but in fact “ship tracks” caused by sonar surveys.

The oceans are the last “real” frontier – we have maps of the surface of Mars that are hundreds of times more detailed than of our own oceans. With so many undiscovered species and energy possibilities so close to our own home, it is a shame more investment isn’t spent on Earth’s oceans.

Outer space is cool.

Google’s blog explains all of this in much greater detail.

2 Comments so far
  1. […] According to Google, the strange configuration is actually “ship tracks” from sonar […]

  2. […] 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 detailed sonar […]

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