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Possible Geoglyphs in Nevada

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posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 09:37 AM
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Using Google Earth, I discovered a formation of "dots" north of Area 51.
These are the approximite coordinates for it:
Northwestern Corner: 37 40' 45.19" N; 115 51' 46.55 W
Southeastern Corner: 37 37' 11.48" N; 115 45' 00.16 W
It appears to be 19 circles arranged in a 9x8 grid, with a smaller circle and a larger circle to the southeast, with the larger circle missing 1/4 of it, and the smaller circle appearing to have the same area as the missing quarter of the larger circle.



I have no idea what this is supposed to mean, but I know that it's big.

I took the image from an altitude of 34257 ft.

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posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 09:50 AM
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Here is a USGS fact sheet on the practice.
These are irrigation practices used in arid areas of the world.
The green areas have a water sprinkler at the center making the crop field circular.


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posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 01:10 PM
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That explains the size of it. I guess not everything is what it seems to be.

I'm probably going to rename this thread, but I have no idea about what to rename it to.

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posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by phoenix314
I'm probably going to rename this thread, but I have no idea about what to rename it to.

How about "D'oh!"



posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 04:03 PM
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Don't feel bad, phoenix314...you're not the first person at ATS to see those circles on Google Earth and wonder what they are.

I've noticed them when I was scanning the desert areas of the Middle East as well as Portugal and Africa. I bet they show up fairly easily from space, making the Greys put on the brakes as they're zipping by our planet.





posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 08:22 PM
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en.wikipedia.org...

Also google for 'pivot irrigation'



posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 10:09 PM
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But what about that 3/4 circle in the corner?

Also, how do they irrigate an area with half-mile radii?



posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 10:16 PM
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Originally posted by phoenix314
But what about that 3/4 circle in the corner?

Also, how do they irrigate an area with half-mile radii?


www.tlirr.com...

Thats easy...first of all, if you look at the link I provided, and go through some of the other pages, you'll see a rig on wheels that rotates around a central pivot. This system cam account for the hal-mile radius.
The 3/4 circle in the corner, if you look closely, has a road going by it. You would not want to waste your water on the road, so, you set your irrigator to 'fan' back and forth, just like a lawn sprinkler.

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posted on Oct, 31 2010 @ 11:06 PM
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Yes these are not geoglyphs they are for irrigation. If you fly over the south west of the U.S. you will see them all over. I have flown to Arizona a good deal and when you fly there from Illinois you go over many of these irrigation circles.



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 01:58 PM
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Since we are on the subject, Are these geoglyphs or Earth Art?
Southern Oregon


www.americangeoglyphs.com

Thanks



posted on Jul, 7 2012 @ 07:24 PM
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Here are some good pics from sattlite and explenations.

www.google.com... dL4T_-wMpCK8QTOyOjkBg&usg=AFQjCNFa1rdUM5IlJCgwjgv38GUIWYCXgQ



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 10:42 AM
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Well here are some real geoglyphs from that region (scroll down to see them) .
ronkilber.tripod.com...

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