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US and UK researchers have stitched together more than 1,000 views of the White Continent to make a stunning new high-definition polar panorama. The images come primarily from the American Landsat spacecraft and show features on the 3,500km-wide icy terrain down to a resolution of 15 meters…

It can be browsed through a free-to-use website[early days, it’s slooow] – and the data will also be made available for use on “virtual globe” software, such as Google Earth.



  1. morram says:

    Come see it now, it’ll be gone soon!

  2. Steve says:

    That’s right, if you look closely you can see the current administration using flamethrowers to melt it all.

  3. Tippis says:

    Obviously fake: no Shoggoths.

  4. moss says:

    Find enough oil and Cheney will be down there with a shovel, himself.

  5. Steve says:

    #4 M – Only if the pacemaker leads are long enough. Otherwise he’ll most likely send in Blackwater and Halliburton.

    steve-o

  6. David Block says:

    Where are all the penguins?

  7. Terry says:

    Very astute, #3. You make us Lovecraft fans proud.

  8. Angel H. Wong says:

    Where’s the abandoned Russian whaling station that leads to the cave loaded with xenomorphs?

  9. Angel H. Wong says:

    Oh wait, I have a better one!

    “The White Continent” Aka NBC’s “Friends.”


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