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Do you recognise this pattern ?
« on: 23/11/2011 16:34:37 »


http://gizmodo.com/5859081/why-is-china-building-these-gigantic-structures-in-the-middle-of-the-desert


If it's not a replica of a road network (of where ?), my money is on an artwork by Ai Weiwei  :)
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« Reply #1 on: 23/11/2011 21:25:44 »
Maybe it's an intergalactic bar code.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 24/11/2011 01:44:06 »
Maybe it's an intergalactic bar code.

Nah..... Its Milton Keynes.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 24/11/2011 02:01:26 »
... Its Milton Keynes.

It can't be MK: where are the roundabouts ?.  :)
 

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« Reply #4 on: 24/11/2011 02:33:22 »
... Its Milton Keynes.

It can't be MK: where are the roundabouts ?.  :)

Fiendishly clever and inscrutable, these Chinese. They've taken them to Bejing to copy them and sell 1000's on eBay.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 24/11/2011 15:28:44 »
A good explanation:

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But it now seems likely that the structures are used to calibrate China's spy satellites, according to Natalie Wolchover of website Life's Little Mysteries.

She spoke to Jonathon Hill, a research technician at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, which operates many of the cameras used in Nasa's Mars missions - who said the symbols are near-identical to US targets used to calibrate Corona spy satellites in the Sixties.


newbielink:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2062456/Gobi-Desert-Google-Map-mystery-explained-Objects-likely-spy-satellite-targets.html [nonactive]
 

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« Reply #6 on: 24/11/2011 19:40:57 »
A good explanation:

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But it now seems likely that the structures are used to calibrate China's spy satellites, according to Natalie Wolchover of website Life's Little Mysteries.

She spoke to Jonathon Hill, a research technician at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, which operates many of the cameras used in Nasa's Mars missions - who said the symbols are near-identical to US targets used to calibrate Corona spy satellites in the Sixties.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2062456/Gobi-Desert-Google-Map-mystery-explained-Objects-likely-spy-satellite-targets.html


If it's just a reference why not use an existing ~1000m rectangular structure, (e.g. attached),
rather than go to the effort building a giant target in the middle of nowhere ?

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« Reply #7 on: 25/11/2011 04:35:00 »
If it is designed for drone, bomb, and missile attacks...  perhaps the Chinese would choose not to calibrate it to Beijing.

 

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« Reply #8 on: 28/12/2011 10:18:30 »
I think it's a meaningless composite image.  It's marginally interesting to view it in negative.
One image (the mountain range and river for example) appears to be overlaid with a semi transparent second image the grid, (which kinda looks like the lead work [in negative] of a leaded light window]).
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