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Atlantic Ocean Floor Map. Groundbreaking map of the ocean floor created by technician Marie Tharp and Professor Bruce Heezen, image via The Earth Institute, Columbia University. Together, Marie and Bruce rewrote 20th century geophysics by creating the first systematic, comprehensive map of the entire ocean floor. This paved the way for general acceptance of the theories of continental drift and plate tectonics.

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Daily Overview: Captivating Satellite Images of Earth

'Man must rise above the Earth - to the top of the atmosphere and beyond - for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives" Plato (Plasticulture Greenhouse, Almeria, Spain)

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Pictured: The Google Earth alphabet found in Britain's hedgerows, roads and buildings

Rachel Young, Alphabet Britain: alphabet from Google map aerial photographs of Britain (with list of locations)

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