Image: via Weird Google Earth
When Google Earth launched in 2005 it uncovered a whole load of crazy stuff previously unseen to the earthbound. The program’s satellite and aerial imagery lets us zoom in on locations all over the globe, unearthing secrets in previously inaccessible locations – or even right on our own doorsteps. There are a lot of wonderful things that can be seen from space, but here are 20 of the craziest.
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20. Bottomless pit – Sirte, Libya
It looks like a porthole to another dimension, but this gaping black abyss in Libya is actually the gigantic Ghardabiya Reservoir. Situated close to the city of Sirte, the water body became part of Gaddafi’s colossal irrigation network in 1991.
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19. “Murder scene” – Almere, Netherlands
When this image was captured in 2013, armchair detectives across the globe got their thinking caps on. The only criminal to be found, however, was a wet Golden Retriever that had left a post-swim trail on the jetty.