May 28, 2012 10:53 AM Subscribe
How did we manage to find every island on earth without satellites?
posted by zinon to Science & Nature (21 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I imagined that when the first satellite images were reviewed there would have be hundreds of small islands (and possible a larger one or two) discovered. But, according to wikipedia
, Landsat Island
is the only one. And it's tiny, only 1,125 m².
The Oceans are HUGE! So how is it that we found every other island without satellite imagery? I don't image there are any undiscovered islands remaining (previously
). So we somehow found all of them just by sailing around, that just seems unbelievable.
What is the explanation for this?