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Point Nemo's closest neighbor

Bob Bridges
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Which reminds me:  "Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away, if your car could go straight upwards."  -Sir Fred Hoyle

On Fri May 18, Chrístõ wrote
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>. . is the most remote oceanic spot – yet it’s still awash with plastic. The area is so far flung that the nearest humans are often those aboard the International Space Station. But even that hasn’t saved it from the scourge of microplastics
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>‘ . . So what’s the point of Point Nemo? It’s officially the oceanic pole of inaccessibility.

>What does that even mean? It’s the spot in the ocean farthest away from land in any direction – in effect, the middle of nowhere.
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>And where is that, exactly? Point Nemo is located at 48°52.6′S 123°23.6′W, more than 1,600km away from three equidistant islands, including Easter Island.

>That does sound a faff to get to. So much so that often the closest humans to Point Nemo are aboard the International Space Station . . ‘

>www.theguardian.com/environment/shortcuts/2018/may/18/point-nemo-is-the-most-remote-oceanic-spot-yet-its-still-awash-w


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