This is pretty cool. Not sure what exactly it is tho.
Now, some are speculating it’s Atlantis. Seems a little farfetched to me for several reasons. First of all, let’s look at what Atlantis supposedly looked like:
‘At the centre of the island, near the sea, was a plain, said to be the most beautiful and fertile of all plains, and near the middle of this plain about fifty stades inland a hill of no great size… There were two rings of land and three of sea, like cartwheels, with the island at their centre and equidistant from each other… in the centre was a shrine sacred to Poseidon and Cleito, surrounded by a golden wall through which entry was fobidden…
There was a temple to Poseidon himself, a stade in length, three hundred feet wide, and proportionate in height, though somewhat outlandish in appearance. The outside of it was covered all over in silver, except for the figures on the pediment which were covered with gold… Round the temple were statues of all the original ten kings and their wives, and many others dedicated by kings and private persons belonging to the city and its dominions…’
On each of these ring islands they had built many temples for different gods, and many gardens and areas for exercise, some for men and some for horses… Finally, there were dockyards full of triremes and their equipment, all in good shape…’
Now, the problem we have here immediately is this thing is a rectangle, not circular in any way. Now, this rectangle in itself is not necessarily a problem, but the size of it is. It’s 100 miles wide. In order for it to fit the description Plato gives Atlantis, the circular rings would have to be HUGE. Probably 1,000 miles wide in order to fit a 100 mile wide object in it. In simpler terms, it would have to be the size of the United States in width.
It’s an interesting feature for sure. Now, Google doesn’t substantiate anything it gets. It gets it straight from the source. There’s no way that I know of other than contacting the source of the pictures to see if it’s accurate, an anomoly, a corrupted piece of data, or what. But, if anyone wants to give me a million bucks or so, I’d love to go down there and see what it is!
Heck, no sooner than I post this CNET has to come right behind me and ruin it all: