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Jan 7 2008   2:02PM GMT

Overheard: What do aliens see when they look at planet Earth?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

firefox.jpg Without a doubt, the best thing that ever happened to crop circles is Google Earth.

PC Magazine, The Strangest Sights in Google Earth

With Google Earth, you can extend your brand with crop circles, a type of geoglyph. A geoglyph is simply a drawing on the ground. It can be a natural — a geographical formation that we interpret as a face, for example — or it can be man-made. Coca-Cola has a geoglyph. So does Firefox.

It’s surprising how many people spend time using Google Earth for entertainment too. Check out this video.

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