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November 27, 2007 2:13 PM   Subscribe

Landsat Image Mosaic Of Antarctica UK and US researchers peice together the most detailed map of Antarctica yet, searching through years of data to find cloud free images.
posted by Artw (17 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
There seems to be something wrong, when I zoom in it's all blank and white.

(but seriously, this is awesome)
posted by Kattullus at 2:24 PM on November 27, 2007


So, where are the shoggoths?
posted by Bromius at 2:36 PM on November 27, 2007


You have to look very, very closely.

Then suffer a 1/1d4 Sanity Loss if you spot one.
posted by Artw at 2:39 PM on November 27, 2007


Whoa, there's a giant spaceship frozen in the ice!
posted by fandango_matt at 2:39 PM on November 27, 2007


If anyone finds a frozen spaceship, for the love of god don't thaw it out.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:39 PM on November 27, 2007


Oh hi fandango_matt!
posted by shakespeherian at 2:40 PM on November 27, 2007


Oh, wow.

For the Landsat 7 pictures, each pixel represents a little over half the length of a tennis court. To cover Antarctica, more than 100 billion such pixels are required.

Oh, wow 100.
posted by rtha at 2:48 PM on November 27, 2007


You have to look very, very closely.

Then suffer a 1/1d4 Sanity Loss if you spot one.


Actually, seeing a Shoggoth causes a loss of 1d6/1d20 SAN.

sorry.

anybody who finds cyclopean ruins better post them here. :)
posted by mr_book at 2:53 PM on November 27, 2007


The image download is very very slow.

In fact, even if it's close to 100% I think I cannot continue.

I am just going outside and may be some time.
posted by CynicalKnight at 3:03 PM on November 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


The image download is, in fact, very very very slow. I'm only complaining because I really want to see it.
posted by tepidmonkey at 3:06 PM on November 27, 2007


I've just found the London Bus (apologies for wilful obscurity)
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:16 PM on November 27, 2007


Anyone see my keys? I lost them down there and...ok, just asking.
posted by Smedleyman at 3:22 PM on November 27, 2007


Given the size of Antarctica, I'd always hoped that there was something (preferably without tentacles) hidden under the ice. Maybe a wealth of fossils along the lines of Antarctopelta and Cryolophosaurus, or some unique marsupials.
posted by Paragon at 3:52 PM on November 27, 2007


The odd looking patch in the middle is a Symmes Hole.
posted by Artw at 4:20 PM on November 27, 2007


The Uncyclopedia's entry on Antarctica is filled with lots of little known facts, such as: "In 1914 [Shackleton] launched his definitive polar expedition to be killed as many times in the Antarctic as possible," and "the ancient, ice-locked cities of Antarctica contain Elder Things, Predators, Xenomorphs, Wookies, Shoggoths, Mole-men, Goa'uld, and Cylons: all waiting for you to get lost somewhere or investigate something you shouldn't."
posted by malocchio at 4:32 PM on November 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thank god. I've been having a bitch of a time finding parking.
posted by koeselitz at 5:01 PM on November 27, 2007


i just flew in from the mountains of madness and boy are my arms tired.
posted by bruce at 10:48 PM on November 27, 2007


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