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Friday, January 5, 2007
A ways back, John alerted us all to a cool online phenomenon involving the incredible program Google Earth, which stitches together detailed satellite images of the entire globe. The phenomenon was essentially planespotting. Bloggers were pointing out spots on the Google Earth "map" where planes in flight had been captured in the satellite photo of the relevant area.
So now someone writing for the (UK) Register has discovered that a strange long object that looked like a huge earwig has disappeared from Google Earth. Probably because a newer satellite image was uploaded to the program. But never mind: look at how the Register describes the disappearance.