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  1. #1 Google maps, satellite images of interesting places 
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    Hey!
    I thought it would be cool to post links to interesting places on Earth.

    Go to Google, click "maps" and choose "satellite". You can then zoom in or out and see some pretty amazing things.

    Once you've found a place, to post the link, click on "link to this page" and copy and paste the code here.

    I'll give it a test.


    This is the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico:

    Arecibo radio telescope


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    And here is Niagara Falls:

    Niagara Falls


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    Here is the Hoover Dam:

    Hoover Dam
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    Here is the Statue of Liberty:
    (Make sure you are looking at the satellite image....)

    Statue of Liberty
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    You can avoid the super long links if you type
    Code:
    example text
    How about the Cerne Abbas Giant.
    Read about him here
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    Cool!

    Here's Meteor Crater in Arizona:

    Meteor Crater
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    "... the polhode rolls without slipping on the herpolhode lying in the invariable plane."
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    "... the polhode rolls without slipping on the herpolhode lying in the invariable plane."
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    "... the polhode rolls without slipping on the herpolhode lying in the invariable plane."
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    Area 51!!

    The truth is in there, somewhere...

    Edit: I believe the earlier link didn't work. Perhaps this will.
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    "... the polhode rolls without slipping on the herpolhode lying in the invariable plane."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshinewarrio

    Edit: I believe the earlier link didn't work. Perhaps this will.
    No, it worked fine, and on zooming in it proved what I've always suspected. Area 51 is Scunthorpe.
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    "... the polhode rolls without slipping on the herpolhode lying in the invariable plane."
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    You can see some naval ships in this view of Pearl Harbor, although I was hoping I could see the sunken Arizona. Either it is obscured by the water, or my location skills aren't that good....
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    Did you really need a separate post for each of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by william
    You can see some naval ships in this view of Pearl Harbor, although I was hoping I could see the sunken Arizona. Either it is obscured by the water, or my location skills aren't that good....
    Anyway, it's not far from where the PH marker lands. Southeast of the central island in the harbor, just off of Langley Ave. Can't miss it. All you can see (aside from the big white memorial building, is a faint outline and one of the turret tracks (big circle).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf
    Did you really need a separate post for each of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by william
    You can see some naval ships in this view of Pearl Harbor, although I was hoping I could see the sunken Arizona. Either it is obscured by the water, or my location skills aren't that good....
    Anyway, it's not far from where the PH marker lands. Southeast of the central island in the harbor, just off of Langley Ave. Can't miss it. All you can see (aside from the big white memorial building, is a faint outline and one of the turret tracks (big circle).

    I see it now! Thanks!
    the Arizona
    At about 57 seconds into this video, you see the Arizona take the fatal hit.


    I could go back and put all these links into one post and delete the rest, but I've been adding them at different times. I too normally discourage multiple posts, but I didn't really see the harm here, since it's not like this thread is one of discussion, but rather just a submission of links. And posting a new link in a new post as opposed to adding it to an edited post brings attention to the forum members that a new one was added (in case anyone cares to look).

    Would it be better to go back and condense these into fewer posts?

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    How 'bout this...

    Anyone see it?

    I've actually been to this. It's amazing.
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