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Reason why there is no pictures of the poles?

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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 07:15 AM
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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
please explain this


I find it pretty awesome that Texas has a flag amongst the other Countries.




posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 07:20 AM
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Just to humour people, search these in on google earth/maps.

66°33'13.75"S, 99°50'24.84"E
66°36'14.70"S, 99°43'11.11"E

Caves, or secret underground bunkers where the nazi's are still hiding, or entrances to hollow earth? I shall leave them to your own minds.
edit on 30-6-2011 by LetsBringIt because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 07:34 AM
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what ? where ??????

please do not say " second from right "

because thats the flag of chile :

chilean flag

state of texas flag

spot the difference ?



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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Yes, yes you will...ever so slightly.



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 09:51 AM
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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
spot the difference ?


Yes!





posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 02:44 AM
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Originally posted by morder1
Star shooting water bullets or ice bullets.. yeah that was an interesting read...

Ive heard that the satellites just dont fly over the poles cause theres nothing there, or temps or gravitational pull or some kind of reason... and that is the reasoning behind why there are no pics from space...

But in hindsight nothing would surprise me anymore if there was a huge tunnel between the poles or something else up with them




Yes the reason they do not overfly the poles is that the closer you get to a perpendicular orbit from the equator the harder it is to achieve and maintain this orbit. Thus since there is nothing to see there but sheets of ice, there is no real need to spend the time and money to photograph it, with say the land sat satellite.
Polar Orbits
However it HAS BEEEN DONE. It is just not common.
North Pole


There are many photos from the ground expeditions and or the aircraft that support them however. So while there is no nice big orbital shot posted for Google earth there are indeed pictures of the poles. The reason Google earth has the “smudge” at the poles, is because where the actual photo coverage ends up to the pole they use software to extrapolate the missing pixels. This causes a blurry look as the software has no way to recreate the actual image; it is just using the last few pixels on the edge of the photos to then wrap around the sphere.


I know this topic have been covered many itmes in the past here on ATS, I remember reading similar posts over the years.



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 09:46 PM
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posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 09:54 PM
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that is interesting
worth the bump

it never even occured to me ... I just assumed everyone was wireless



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