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When we look at maps or satellite pictures, we usually have a pretty good idea of how our world looks and what it should look like. And what we see on pictures of the Earth from outer space echoes our understanding of this by showing forests, mountains or fields. Familiar stuff. But the planet is vast, and so is the array of satellite pictures from obscure and scarcely visited corners of our world—and all of them can be found on Google Maps , if you look the right places.
<a href="http://www.marisys.com/how-to-forecast-weather_2010-05-26/"><img src="http://www.marisys.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/How_to_forecast_weather.jpg" alt="How_to_forecast_weather"/></a> Ever wondered how to forecast the weather without actually using instruments? Check the Clouds:
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