Point Nemo and the Satellite Graveyard 50S 120W

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay

Scale: 1 pixel = 10 km. 10-degree grid;             Lambert Conformal Conic Projection, Center 50S 120W

       Global Geology Index



Ocean Floor Ages

Tectonic Structures


Land Geology

Notes and References


This map includes the point on earth farthest from land (approximately 48.9S 123.4W, a bit northwest of the center of the map). This point is almost 2700 km from land in any direction, and defines a circle with an area of almost 5.7 million square kilometers with no land whatsoever. Because of its remoteness and the sparse ship traffic, this region is used for re-entry of spent satellites. Sub-ice topography is shown for Antarctica

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Created 11 April 2014, Last Update 19 January 2020