Thursday, May 19

Google Maps: the “black hole” in the Pacific Ocean detected with the technology giant’s tool

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Satellite image of Vostok Island

Image source, Google Maps

A satellite image taken with the Google Maps tool went viral after being published on the social network Reddit and sparked all kinds of speculation due to its mysterious appearance.

The original image was published without coordinates and curious users soon began to speculate, since the landform looks like a “black hole”.

Later, thanks to the most rigorous investigation of other users who identified the locality on a map, it was learned that in reality its appearance is only an “optical effect”.

But the discussion on social media had already generated countless wild theories.

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