Solved: Case of the Missing Island

'Sandy Island' error blamed on 19th-century chart

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 3, 2012 12:01 PM CST | Updated Dec 8, 2012 10:45 AM CST

(Newser) – There was some consternation last month when researchers sailed out to a Pacific island only to find that it wasn't there. Now, a New Zealand researcher says he can explain how the nonexistent Sandy Island got onto many maps. It all comes down to...   Read full story »

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