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Star of David on Roof of Iran Airport, Google Earth Reveals


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Thursday, December 2, 2010 — (ABC News: Technology) –


By KI MAE HEUSSNER and NED POTTER



Dec. 2, 2010





Iranian officials are reportedly outraged after learning that a Google Earth satellite image revealed a Star of David emblazoned atop the roof of the Tehran airport.




According to Arabic language news outlet Al Arabiya, national leaders called for the immediate removal of the Zionist symbol after it was discovered on top of the main building of Iran Air.



Although Israel and Iran broke ties more than 30 years ago, Al Arabiya reported that the Iran Air building was built by Israeli engineers before the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Citing local reports, it also said that not only did the Iranian government hire Israeli engineers to build the airliner’s headquarters, it also scheduled regular flights between the two countries.



But this isn’t the first surprising spectacle revealed, compliments of Google Earth. Take a look at a few other Google Earth wonders below.


Arizona’s Oprah Maze


She’s one of the biggest stars on the planet, so it only makes sense that she has a special place in Google Earth, too. Arizona’s Schnepf Farms carves a maze with the outline of a famous person into its 10-acre cornfield each year around Halloween. Larry King, Jay Leno and Steve Nash are among the celebrities who have been recognized in this way. In 2004, Oprah Winfrey was the farm’s celebrity of choice.


Heart-Shaped Lake


Google’s Frank Taylor and Google Sightseeing’s James Turnbull said there’s a lot of love on Google Earth. They’ve compiled whole collections of heart-shaped things seen from space, as well as a handful of visible marriage proposals. This heart-shaped lake in Ohio is just one of several like it found by members of the Google Earth community.


Firefox Crop Circles


In a bid to generate some PR buzz for the Web browser in 2006, some Firefox fans made a gigantic Firefox logo in a crop field. According to the Google Earth blog, the project involved significant planning, building of the crop stompers, GPS devices and a helicopter (to capture the aerial photo). This crop circle is one of a large collection of crop circles visible through Google Earth.


Jesus in the Sand Dunes


In 2005, the Google Earth blogs were chattering about reports of the face of Jesus in Peruvian sand dunes. Some say they don’t see the resemblance to Jesus Christ, but others still wonder about the origins of the hazy image.


Googling for Gold


Los Angeles musician Nathan Smith believes a 19th century Spanish galleon laden with gold and silver is buried on a ranch in south Texas. He is convinced he found its location using Google Earth.



The only problem now? If the ship does exist, it is buried on private property.



The family that owns the land doesn’t want anyone digging up their property for a ship no one has proved even exists.



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