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Detailed satellite photo of the northern polar

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 18, 2007

Detailed satellite photo of the northern polar ice cap showing that for the first time in recorded history, the Northwest passage (the orange line) is open to sea traffic. The passage was a subject of intense interest to the European powers from the late 1400s, who wanted to find a way to Asia by boat that didn’t involve sailing around Africa. (via ben)

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