Russian town smiles @ Google Earth

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Russian town smiles @ Google Earth

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People from the Russian town of Chelyabinsk got together to form a massive smiley face just in time for Google Earth’s photo-taking satellite to pass by. – Smile to Quickbird [via Slashdot]

8 thoughts on “Russian town smiles @ Google Earth

  1. The Oracle says:

    Thia is fask. Take a look at the true google earth shot http://maps.google.com/maps?q=tscheljabinsk+russland&ie=UTF8&oe=utf-8&client=iceweasel-a&t=h&ll=55.160037,61.403425&spn=0.004793,0.011179&z=17

    And if you look at the screenshot in the link, it’s the exact same google earth image (cars on the same places) so it’s not like the live site is showing an old cached copy.

  2. Stefan says:

    Quickbird doesn’t see through clouds. Even if it did pass over at the stated time, it wouldn’t have seen anything. Not a surprise, then, that the smiley is not in Google Earth.

  3. Collin Cunningham says:

    even if event is not depicted on google, I’m convinced that a bunch of people got together to make a giant smile … which is nice, regardless =)

    curious tho, how can you be sure it was cloudy?

  4. The Oracle says:

    I do believe they’re real pictures, and it’s certainly nice regardless. But the person/people who used the images of that “nice” event is still trying to pull a hoax.

    I would very strongly suspect that the people involved in the event and its organizers were not in on the hoax.

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