The location of Greek hero Odysseus’ homeland – the island of Ithaca described in the poet Homer’s Odyssey – is a mystery that has baffled scholars for nearly 3,000 years. Now this ancient enigma has been solved with the help of World Wind, NASA’s 3D planetary visualisation tool.
So I asked Withak to use World Winds new terrain graph feature to plot a cross section, you can see the results in the screenshot above, they seem to back up Mr Bittlestone’s theory.
withak notice how all the east-facing slopes are roughly the same grade and the west-facing slopes are roughly the same grade?
withak the only difference is in that flatter west-facing part where i put the green line
withak that suggests the flatter part got there by sliding off the steeper part to the east
withak i’m not familiar with the geology there so i might be completely wrong :)
The location can be seen in World Wind on this WWC hotspots page, click the worldwind:// button to send your copy of World Wind to the location.
Please note –
withak – you would be surprised how much reasonable-sounding but completely incorrect stuff someone with just enough geology background to be dangerous can come up with :)