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November 25th, 2012
Mystery Island Blamed on Over-reliance on Satellite Imagery

The mysterious South Pacific island that wasn’t there could be just one many errors made in the process of digitising satellite maps of the world, an expert said today. Sandy Island, which appears on satellite images as an dark blob in the Coral Sea, sparked interest worldwide yesterday when it emerged that geologists who went looking for it found nothing there. The Australian team who made the ‘un-discovery’ are now investigating how the error could have been made, but a UK-based cartography expert said it could merely be the result of our over-reliance on satellites. Read More