Google unveils Street View imagery from Antarctica, including South Pole Telescope, Shackleton sites

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9 Responses to “Google unveils Street View imagery from Antarctica, including South Pole Telescope, Shackleton sites”

  1. Jellodyne says:

    Um. We’ve seen representations of penguins in the Antarctic before — some of them in moving video, even.

  2. No Elder city?   No Mountains of Madness?  What are you hiding, Google?

    • Robert Ludlow says:

       Mostly missing is the development of hard sites like McMurdoe which appear decidedly less idyllic and pristine, but no less fascinating to me.

  3. MarcVader says:

    Still no 3D-Smell-o-vision though. Or pictures from inside an exploding volcano. Or of the Theatre of Pompey, Rome on March 15, 44 BC…   Meh.

  4. BombBlastLightingWaltz says:

    Shekelton was never on Antarctica mainland, isolated on the Shetland Island. 

    Tragic story of Shekelton crew, which survived the 2 winter chills thanks to Capt. Shekelton, were put in regular service immediately on return to England. 80 percent died in first 6 months of WWI.

  5. MrWoods says:

    Cool pictures, but flipping to the map view reminds you why Mercator is a terrible view for the poles.  Heck the South Pole marker appears to be at 88′ S, you can’t even show 90′ S with Mercator. I’d love a map with a better projection for exploring Antarctica.

    • Spam says:

      If all the lines on a Mercator map continued to the South Pole, all you would see would be a big black dot, with fuzzy edges.  Ruin it for other tourists.   Tsk, tsk.  

  6. dantobias says:

    Since when are there any streets to view on Antarctica?

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