New Guinea seen from space

New Guinea was an island located north of Australia, on Earth.

In the 17th century, New Guinea was known to Europeans as "Nova Guinea" ("New Guinea"). In a contemporaneous map, this continent was depicted on a map of the Indian Ocean region. (Star Trek: Enterprise, opening credits)

On July 2nd 1937, Fred Noonan and Amelia Earhart left New Guinea in their airplane heading East trying to fly around the world. (VOY: "The 37's")

In 2063, when Jean-Luc Picard wanted to prove Lily Sloane they really were on a spaceship orbiting Earth, he opened a hatch to space and pointed out Australia, New Guinea and the Solomons to her. (Star Trek: First Contact)

The 17th century map, known as "Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et novus, totius universi creati cosmographiam generalem, et novam exhibens", was created by Andreas Cellarius. A scan of the original can be found here.

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