Scientists say Google Earth island in Pacific doesn’t exist
Sandy Island lies between Australia and New Caledonia, according to Google Earth. Reality is different.
(Credit: Google Earth)
If you thought Apple’s Maps app might steer you wrong, just watch out if you’re navigating the South Pacific with Google Maps.
It and Google Earth, as well as marine maps and charts, show a feature west of New Caledonia that Australian scientists say is a phantom island.
Sandy Island looks like a gaping hole in the Coral Sea. About 16 miles long, north to south, it could make the perfect beach nirvana.
But the University of Sydney scientists found only ocean 4,620…
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