Originally posted by seattlescott
Any one have any clue what this could be out in the middle of Australia's desert. I am clues. Could it be military? Object is about 2km long and no
roads or house even close.
Scroll west on the line and you'll see what looks like
structures. Viewing it in NASA World Wind gives several
different sat views. The rectangles look as if they cast
shadows and are therefore 3D objects on the ground,
as opposed to lines on the photographic medium. Yet
the absolute uniformity of the lines tends to suggest
it's a photographic alignment mark or other mark on
the photo itself, not on the ground.
The rectangles are very large. ~1.3 x .3 miles. Too large
for a building.
The World Wind views give a better view of the 3D
sense of those rectangles at the west end of the
lines. It's difficult to measure the dark areas west
of the rectangles that appear to be shadows. As
close as I can measure, the shadows appear to
be ~158 feet. That would be a huge structure.
If I didn't see what looks strongly like shadows,
I'd say it was film handling marks. It's pretty darn
flat out there, it appears. Difficult to see anything
that casts a shadow to use for a comparison.
There are fences or power lines about 8 miles west
of the rectangles for what that's worth.