some time ago, i read about this cool new google feature called “google maps” at eric’s journal.
recently, an even cooler feature has been added to google maps: switching between the maps and the realistic satellite views. this is also possible for the rest of the world (the mapping system only works for northern america), but there’s only a vast overview available.
so here are some interesting locations that my brother anton and i have looked up:
- the very large array, new mexico — when zooming in, all the dots you see are giant satellite dishes, resulting in the resolution of a single antenna 36km across)
- arecibo radio telescope, puerto rico — they made a giant satellite dish of a valley (some “eupeptic” information)
- the mauna kea telescope complex, also known as the “heavenly twins” — the two white dots in the middle are the twins, and there are a lot more facilities up there! however, i believe that the white *area* is a cloud…
- area 51, nevada — probably the world’s most famous secret
- mount st. helens, washington state — recently showed a lot of activity again; i was there in september 03!
- steward island, new zealand — i’ll have to get back to that topic sometime…
- denia, spain — our holiday apartment is just above the mainland’s east cape
yeah, we really got lost playing around…