North Ipswich, Brisbane or NYC: Where in the world is this?

WHERE in the world is this city?

We asked QT readers to take a look at a photo taken by the International Space Station nearly 225 nautical miles above a city.

Could you guess which city it was?

The answer: New York City.

We had some interesting and at times amusing answers from our Facebook fans giving the quiz a go. 

Where in the world is this? This photo was taken from the International Space Station nearly 225 nautical miles above...

Posted by QT - The Queensland Times on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

 

Tim Neilsen got the biggest laugh with his guess: "North Ipswich... Bremer River". Maureen Clifford was equally optimistic with her suggestion that it was Brisbane.

The rest of our readers were spot on: New York City, and it was clear that many know their landmarks and have excellent eyesight.

"New York City: Brooklyn Bridge, Queenborough Bridge. You can also see the tip of Ellis Island and the bottom of Central Park," said Chonny Sharp.

"New York City. I can see Roosevelt Island where my Aunt lived and I stayed," added Julie-Anne Pashley.

"New York! I can see Central Park!" added Jessica King.

 

Our look into all things outer space is part of our Amazing Space promotion. The stickers, books and 3D glasses are available by collecting tokens in the paper and exchanging them at local newsagents by buying the paper until June 6, this Saturday: qt.com.au/amazingspace

APN Amazing Space promotion - photo has been digitally altered Photo: Brett Wortman
APN Amazing Space promotion - photo has been digitally altered Photo: Brett Wortman Brett Wortman

 

WIN A TELESCOPE

YOU'VE brought the universe to life with our Amazing Space sticker books and 3D glasses - now you can get closer to the real thing.

QT is giving you the chance to win a telescope so you can stargaze as much as you like.

All you need to do is enter online to be in the draw.

The beginner telescope is perfect for introducing the young astronomer to the wonders of the night sky.

With up to 90x magnification, it can bring into focus some larger astronomical features such as the moons of Jupiter, rings of Saturn, lunar craters and some star clusters.

If you haven't grabbed your free Amazing Space activity and sticker book from your local participating newsagent, plus your 3D glasses, you're not too late.

But be quick. Our Amazing Space promotion finishes on Saturday, June 6, and you can enter for your chance to win the telescope until June 10.

 



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