posted on Sep, 20 2006 @ 04:07 PM
37 10 06.94 N 116 02 41.15 W
This was happening all day yesterday, on two different computers, on connections from two different ISPs and two different update versions of GE.
A random piece of imagery would just suddenly appear in the Google Earth window; the effect was quite stable and repeatable, surviving even a re-boot,
and was visible over a fairly long zoom-in range. The images I posted were of the area between Yucca Flats and Groom Lake (Groom Lake is the white
dot in the upper right of the frame) although I later noticed the same thing in images from around the world.
looks a bit like a nuclear reactor
Chernobyl: 51 22 53.88 N 30 7 11.00 E
Lucas Heights: 34 3 4.85 S 150 58 42.97 E
LaSalle: 41 14 42.73 N 88 40 9.65 W
so I was sorta hoping it was something we aren't supposed to see
However, it doesn't seem to be happening today
Maybe it was just a google-glitch. I did notice that some of the odd-ball images semed to have features in common with the terrain being overlaid, so
maybe a new auto-compositing algorithm went bad.