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  1. News - World - CARTOGRAPHY

    'Phantom island' riddle solved, says New Zealand researcher

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 02:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney A New Zealand researcher on Monday claimed to have solved the riddle of a mystery South Pacific island shown on Google Earth and world maps which does not exist, blaming a whaling ship from 1876. The phantom landmass in the Coral Sea is shown as Sandy Island on Google Earth and Google maps and is supposedly midway between Australia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1096477/phantom-island-riddle-solved-says-new-zealand-researcher
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    Scientists prove South Pacific island does not really exist

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... phantom island in the Coral Sea is shown as Sandy Island on Google Earth and Google maps and is supposedly midway between Australia and the French-governed New Caledonia. The Times Atlas ... the 25-day voyage. "It's on Google Earth and other maps so we went to check and there was no island. We're really puzzled. It's quite bizarre. "How did it find its way onto ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1088565/scientists-prove-south-pacific-island-does-not-really-exist

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