“Black hole”: the mystery behind Google Maps’ “black hole” in the Pacific Ocean
The mystery behind a strange “black hole” discovered in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has finally been solved!
Last month, an eagle-eyed social media user stumbled upon a dark spot in the middle of the ocean while scrolling through Google Maps.
Soon a lot of people were talking and wondering what it could be.
It is now a little-known uninhabited island called Vostok Island, which belongs to the Republic of Kiribati, a country located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!
The social media user spotted the strange ‘black hole’ in the middle of the Pacific Ocean when using Google Maps.
The “black hole” appeared to be located far from any other country or island.
It confused many people online and there were many different ideas and suggestions as to what it could be.
Some wondered if it was an underground volcano, while others thought it could be a secret island or a military base.
However, it turned out to be a small coral island located almost 4,000 miles east of Australia.
The island has a lot of dense forest made up of trees that have grown closely together.
The trees are dark green – but look black from the sky and that’s why on Google maps it looked like a “black hole”!