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The Place Where Space Is Closer Than The Nearest Town

Space is closer than the next roadhouse. Just another day in the Outback

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A road sign in Western Australia.

Distances in km. Warburton is 305 miles away.
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Distances in km. Warburton is 305 miles away.

Space is closer than the nearest town.

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Space!? Yep. The Kármán line, 100km (62 miles) above sea level, commonly represents the boundary between Earth's atmosphere and outer space.

So, space is five times closer than Warburton.

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The sign is on the outskirts of Carnegie Station, WA.

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It marks the start of The Gunbarrel Highway.

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Carnegie Station is a long way from anywhere.

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The nearest city is Perth, 1320km away.

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Better make sure you've got supplies.

Carnegie Station is the last fuel stop for 500km.

Check your tires too...

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And maybe don't watch this before setting off.

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