Check Out the Puzzling “Black Hole” Shown on Google Maps

Check Out the Puzzling “Black Hole” Shown on Google Maps
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We almost cannot imagine our lives these days without an app like Google Maps. But even so, Google’s famous navigation software has surely freaked us all out several times. The same ‘recipe’ hasn’t been forgotten,

As Independent.co.uk reveals, a mysterious shape resembling a black hole has managed to cause plenty of stupefaction and speculations. People were betting on a military base and even a portal to other worlds.

what the FUCK this looks nothing like an island from GoogleMaps

Google is well-known for hiding sites that it considers to be “sensitive”. Military bases and prison yards are on the list.

According to Insider, the peculiar object is nothing else than Vostok Island from the northeast of New Zealand, and bit’s part of the Republic of Kiribati.

Google Maps or Waze?

Google Maps has a long history since it’s currently used by over 154 million monthly users. The app was launched sixteen years ago, and going for a car ride without it these days seems impossible. Google Maps’ description from Google Play Store is relevant enough:

Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and explore local neighborhoods by knowing where to eat, drink and go – no matter what part of the world you’re in.

On the other hand, Waze is also owned by Google since 2013, but it was initially released in 2006 and was known by the name of Waze Mobile. Waze has the advantage of offering real-time information when it comes to road closures, traffic alerts, and so on.

It’s hard to say if Waze is better than Google Maps or vice versa, as it ultimately depends on every person’s perceptions. If you ask us, Google Maps is slightly better, with or without “black holes”.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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