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In olden times, the map would have been a puzzle and when you know the other peices are in place and your puzzle is about to complete you know very well to where these peices are gonaa go and it made the process easy and map more detailed
At my university, the University of Pretoria, there is active research being conducted on Antarctica by the geography department. It's interesting to note that two of my geology professors have actually mapped the continent, showcasing the level of expertise within our faculty. It's a significant area of study, and the research being conducted could have significant implications in our understanding of the planet.
“It was like the last place humans ever got to”. Yeah, but humans got there. That’s all, folks!
Do people forget that satellites exist?
man didn't JUST discover Antarctica. It was traveled to thousands of years ago, even before the Greek philosophers. Piri Reis map contains it.
Because by the time we discovered Antarctica and the time we invented satellites was short when compared to other places
Is it the aLiEnS ?
The maps are fake.. any google earth image is false also.. nasa and the governments don’t want us to know the truth.. they don’t want us to go there.. look up videos of the world being flat.. even though nasa already took down the truth and put up what they want us to see 😒 we’ve been lied to about our own planet.. that’s why there is no real evidence of the world being round
Have you recently seen The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou? 😂
fills in everything except big rocks with white
Behold! Super detailed map!
(The South pole has a massive army of scientists too)
It's not that detailed though…
Because no one is allowed to go to the North pole. The whole world agreed we won't touch it.
But I not sure why we call it the pole anymore. The magnetic north is closer to Siberia at this point.
No sovereignty there to stop people from mapping and publishing
There are older source maps that had antartica mapped out even before our "current" civilization re-found it in the early 1800s.
I mean, we have Satellite Images of literally the whole world. Every place is equally mapped, no matter when or how often humans got there.
wearing a beanie inside is silly
It's a lie. "They" made it artificially detailed so that we wouldn't question it or try to explore the Forbidden Zone.
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Another good question to ask is, why do they blur out a good majority of it on google Maps?
Probably because every country is claiming a piece of the territory.
More interested in the resources underneath
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Wait until you learn of the map fron the 1500s that show Antarctica without ice
Did you pull the video from Facebook?? I was watching it and just as I turned to finish a work and give it all my time, the video is gone???😡😡😡
Actually Switzerland has the most detailed map
Oh you're just not going to answer the question?
funny I remember the video you made about the flat earth, now antarctica wait until you see that in 1500 maps already had antarctica in the maps as I don't know😅
Its the same as deserts. No clouds for most of the year so satellites have an easy time mapping it I think.
Because all the major powers already divvied all the places. When the climate goes to shit, it might be the only place to live. Or at least it will open up a shit ton of natural resources.
Because ancient and medieval maps relied on past maps where the coast of Antarctica was accurately mapped.
The same reason that the North and South poles of the moon are so much better mapped than the far side: Mapping satellites orbit over the poles every single orbit, but only orbit over the rest of the surface very infrequently.
Also the near side of the moon is different because we can map that way more easily with a big telescope
Easy, the more you do something, the better you get at it!
Taylor Swift is a 3w4 in my opinion, or she is a 4w3 like you
I would guess all the scientists and the better technology they had
Because the nothing is easy to draw
Clear skies and government funding
My guess, many countries own a slice of it and therefore clearly outline what part is theirs down tk last square inch
Can you do a video on the Netflix series "ancient apocalypse" I need a non bias look at it
It's be ause the south pole is not real!!! The earth is flat and US military are blocking everyone from reaching the with ice wall.
In 2018 researchers released a super high resolution terrain map called the Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica, or REMA, which made it the best mapped continent on Earth. The purpose is to study changes to the planet and to better understand climate change
Probably cause the satellites fly over it every day
piri riez or what ever his name what an Arabic guy who copied apparently older maps what they know thing where maybe out of the library of Alexandria before it burnt down sank whatever