According to the latest sims report on the SLUniverse Forums it looks like Second Life has a brand new continent north east on the map. There are 80 SSP brand new regions at the moment which are closed to the public. It appears these regions (SSP1 – SSP80) are marked as Linden owned at this time.
It will be interesting to see what these regions will be used for and whether it will be open to the public in the near future.
Tyche Shepherd mentioned this information on the new continent – see below
A brand new 80 region terraformed continent appeared on the grid last week . Currently closed to the public it’s composed of 80 moderate rated contiguous regions names SSP1 to SSP80 ,I’m assuming these are Lab owned (though it’s nearest neighbours are Private Estates) and have marked them as Linden Lab owned.
Hopefully the lab will let us know soon about these new regions.