25 Nov '12, 7am

Has Google Maps found the disappearing island from the TV series 'Lost'?

Has Google Maps found the disappearing island from the TV series 'Lost'?

A 60-square-mile South Pacific island, called 'Sandy Island' by Google Maps, has apparently disappeared from existence, if Google and a number of other nautical maps are to be believed, reports United Press International . The fairly sizable strip of land was supposed to be located between Australia and New Caledonia, but when a research vessel recently sailed to its location to investigate, nothing was found there. In fact, there wasn't any indication that land had ever existed at that location: the ocean there was over 4,500 feet deep. "We saw this mysterious island on all the scientific maps and weather maps but not on this one navigational chart that was on our ship," explained Sabin Zahirovic, doctoral student from the University of Sydney. "We were watching all of our depth-sounding equipment. Luckily for us the sea floor turned out to be very deep there." The phanto...

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