Since 1973, very high-resolution U.S. spy satellites have hinted that a huge, ship-shaped object obscured by the permanent ice cap on Mt. Ararat in Turkey might be the remains of the biblical Noah's Ark. Unfortunately, its remote, glacial, and cloud-covered location makes imaging and measuring the "Ararat Anomaly" a challenge. However, after 13 years of lobbying the intelligence community to declassify the spy satellite imagery, I submit that commercial imagery, not declassification, is likely to solve this geospatial puzzle.

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Copyright © 2006 Gale Group Inc.This article first appeared in Geospatial Solutions 16 (2006), 1.

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