What is Special about Easter IslandSo what is so special about Easter Island?
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The Easter Island, one of the most isolated areas on Earth, was visited by cosmonauts on board the International Spacecraft on September 25, 2002. The Easter Island is more than 2000 leagues away from the nearest people in Tahiti and Chile - even further away than the cosmonauts circling 210 n.mi. above the Earth. It is less than 15 mile long and has been a photographical challange for cosmonauts on orbit.
Though invisible here, Easter Island is perhaps best known for the huge rock formations known as moai that have been erected along the coast. Archeologists believe that the island was found and colonised by Polynesians around 400 AD. Mankind was growing to a level that the island could not maintain.
There was a catastrophic conflict and the island's forestation and ecosystems were almost over. Today a new wood (mainly eucalyptus) was planted in the centre of the island (dark green). Vulcan land forms dominate the island's geographical features, among them the large Rana Kao craters at the southwestern end of the island and a series of calcareous cone formations extending just northern of the Mt.
It will serve as an escape point for the space shuttle. Further information can be found on the homepage of Easter Island. The space photo of the astronauts at the Johnson Space Center, Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, provided the photo library for you.
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In 887 splendid rock sculptures, known as Moai, puncture the countryside and stand as touching monuments to the island's ancients. There are many different theory about many facets of his intriguing past. There has also been much discussion about the reason for the Moai and the technologies used to produce and move it. The secrets (along with some rather strange possible explanations) have been instrumental in earning the island a fame as a "must-visit destination" for those with an exploratory vein and a nosy intellect.