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The circular formation appears to be some 1-2 km in length and looks from the photo to be engraved some 3-5 inches into the ground.
Originally posted by CLPrime
reply to post by spacevisitor
Looks like someone had some fun with a steamroller.
Originally posted by tauristercus
I'm surprised no one's asked the obvious question .... where's the tonnes of material that was excavated to make the design ? I don't see any sign of it.
1 to 2 kms in length and a depth of almost 10 cms ... thats a heck of a lot of material to dig up and then dispose off !
ETA: Hmmmmm ... I suppose instead of excavating it could have actually been compressed if it was a very loose sand/soil type of material.edit on 20/8/11 by tauristercus because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by mugger
Though the Chinese are becoming more Capitalists, I do not think many people there have the money or capabilities to make something like that on their own, and in the Gobi desert. I assume the Chinese government still has a tight reign over what most people do there since they still are Communist. I would think if anyone did it, there government has to be directly behind it.