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Pacific Island that Keeps Disappearing On Google Maps Baffles Scientists

4.Pacific Island that Keeps Disappearing On Google Maps Baffles Scientists
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An island on Google Maps that keeps appearing and disappearing has baffled the scientist completely. An obscure piece of land located between Australia and an island named New Caledonia is called Sandy Land. It has been mysterious for many years.

Sandy Land was first published in 1776 in British Explorer Captain James Cook’s Chart of Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean. Exactly a century later, in 1876, the Velocity, a ship out to hunt and catch whales, reported seeing the island. As a result, several 19th-century maps in England and Germany reflected this. It was discovered again in 1895, with the island estimated to be 24 kilometers long and 5 kilometers wide. In November 2012 several Australian scientists guided towards the Sandy Land but found nothing.

However, if you enter the exact coordinates, you can see a tiny “lump” in the ocean where the island was previously displayed on Google Maps. Nobody knows for certain whether the island ever existed, so it remains a mystery.

 

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