Whether by satellite, plane, or even idly zooming around the planet via computer screen with Google Earth, it turns out there are still plenty of bizarre things to be discovered right here on our home planet. From immense holes appearing in the ground to bizarre blood-red waterfalls spewing forth from the snow, these strange aerial photos show 12 of the most bizarre things lurking on the surface of the Earth, while we explain how they came to be there:

Whale Formation
Ice Hole
Distress Signal
Giant Hole
12 Of The Strangest Things Ever Spotted From The Skies, Explained By Science
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To see the explanations behind many more strange and awe-inspiring phenomena, tune in to the season finale of WHAT ON EARTH? on Tuesday, March 1st at 9PM on Science Channel, as part of Super Tuesday on Science.

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