It was just three weeks ago that Google presenting the 5.0 version of their much acclaimed virtual globe, map and geographic information program Google Earth, introduced a new amazing feature, known as Google Ocean, that allows users to expand their exploration under the surface of the sea.
Well it could seems crazy but yesterday, thanks to this program it seems that Atlantis has been discovered near Canaries Islands.
Bernie Bamford, 38, an aeronautical engineer, spotted a "grid of streets" on the seabed at one of the proposed locations of the lost city of Atlantis. Looking at those lines, that clearly resemble an aerial map of the city, you cay just think that they must be human made because they are just too much perfectly geometrical to be natural.
The underwater image can be found at the co-ordinates 31 15'15.53N 24 15'30.53W at one of the possible sites of the legendary island, which was described by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato.
Look the following maps obtained via Google Earth that show you the mysterious greed at different maginfications:
It seems that also this time Atlantis will remain an unsolved mystery.
A Google spokewoman today explained the grid as sonar data collected as boats mapped the ocean floor: "It's true that many amazing discoveries have been made in Google Earth including a pristine forest in Mozambique that is home to previously unknown species and the remains of an Ancient Roman villa. In this case, however, what users are seeing is an artefact of the data collection process. Bathymetric (or sea floor terrain) data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea floor. The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data. The fact that there are blank spots between each of these lines is a sign of how little we really know about the world's oceans."