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Submission + - Island on Google Maps does NOT exist (theage.com.au)

Thorfinn.au writes: An island marked on Google Maps and weather charts does not exist there is only deep ocean there.
Most explorers dream of discovering uncharted territory, but a team of Australian scientists have done the exact opposite.
They have found an island that doesn't exist.

        Even onboard the ship, the weather maps the captain had showed an island in this location.
        Dr Maria Seton, University of Sydney

The island, named Sandy Island on Google Earth, also exists on marine charts and world maps and allegedly sits between Australia and New Caledonia in the south Pacific.

The story is big news and appearing on other news sites
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20442487

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Island on Google Maps does NOT exist

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