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Is there proof that something there is actually being built? Maybe they are excavating ancient ruins...
Originally posted by blocula
Maybe they aren't building anything at all,but are actually unearthing something that was forgotten and buried long ago?
Just thinking outside the box like i always try to do...edit on 16-11-2011 by blocula because: (no reason given)
reply to post by kkrattiger
"The grids of zigzagging white lines seen in two of the images — the strangest of the various desert structures — are spy satellite calibration targets. Satellite cameras focus on the grids, which measure approximately 0.65 miles wide by 1.15 miles long, and use them to orient themselves in space...
Newfound Google Maps images have revealed an array of mysterious structures and patterns etched into the surface of China's Gobi Desert. The media — from mainstream to fringe — has wildly speculated that they might be Chinese weapons-testing sites, satellite calibration targets, street maps of Washington, D.C., and New York City, or even messages to (or from) aliens.
It turns out that they are almost definitely used to calibrate China's spy satellites.
So says Jonathon Hill, a research technician and mission planner at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, which operates many of the cameras used during NASA's Mars missions. Hill works with images of the Martian surface taken by rovers and satellites, as well as data from Earth-orbiting NASA instruments.
Read more: www.foxnews.com...
Originally posted by HallamFoe
Very interesting indeed. I checked around some of the other areas and found this...
Zoom into these coordinates on google maps: 40.488688,93.500133
Now is it just me or does this look like the American Flag? lol