Unidentified structures in China’s Gobi desert found on Google Earth

China: Google Earth spots huge, unidentified structures in Gobi desert – Telegraph.

In two images, available on Google Earth, reflective rectangles up to a mile long can be seen, a tangle of bright white intersecting lines that are clearly visible from space.

Other pictures show enormous concentric circles radiating on the ground, with three jets parked at their centre.

Tim Ripley, a defence expert from Jane’s Defence Weekly, compared the structures to similar grids in Area 51, the secret United States military test base in Nevada. “The picture of the circle looks very like a missile test range, with target and instrumentation set out to record weapon effects. The Americans have lots of these in Nevada – Area 51!” he said.

Here is another article from Gizmodo that shows more structures being found and scores of fun ideas about what they are.

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Google Earth image

Conspiracy! It’s an alien base! HAARP! Seriously, someone did say that. But there are also other better explanations. The ghost city idea is interesting. Regardless, it’s not worth getting too worked up about. It does show that the world is becoming less and less unexplored or hidden. Look up and smile for a satellite picture!


  2 comments for “Unidentified structures in China’s Gobi desert found on Google Earth

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  2. user 43792
    November 28, 2011 at 5:33 AM

    I think china is planning on something big? LOL. idk i fell very curios about it, hmmmmm

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