Google Denies It's Atlantis
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2009 8:19 PM CST
Tiffany Wardman, of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, watches a demonstration of the new Google Earth 5.0 in San Francisco, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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(Newser) – Google has rebuffed a claim that Google Earth 5.0 helped uncover the lost city of Atlantis, vnunet reports. The undersea lines spotted by an engineer are not streets, a Google spokesperson said, but traces of boats gathering data with sonar technology. Google Earth has aided in other "amazing discoveries," however, including an ancient villa and "a pristine forest in Mozambique."