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KIRKRIDER 01-10-2013 06:24 PM

weird grids in China desert.
 
What the hell is this?

40.452107,93.742118 - Google Maps


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RockyMTNsteeze 01-10-2013 06:29 PM

http://cdn-w.sneakhype.com//wp-conte...iens-meme.jpeg

It probably has something to do with them.

KIRKRIDER 01-10-2013 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by RockyMTNsteeze (Post 565330)
http://cdn-w.sneakhype.com//wp-conte...iens-meme.jpeg

It probably has something to do with them.



:giggle: Come on.

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http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/da...4-16-35-17.jpg


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seriouscat 01-10-2013 07:08 PM

Satellite alignment

bseracka 01-10-2013 07:13 PM

Satalite targeting systems calibration patterns

BurtonAvenger 01-10-2013 09:40 PM

They got sick of the Great Wall being the only thing you could see from space so they made these weird stain glass inspired images to make the round eye question what they're doing.

Leo 01-10-2013 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger (Post 566330)
They got sick of the Great Wall being the only thing you could see from space so they made these weird stain glass inspired images to make the round eye question what they're doing.

Just to get technical, the great wall seen from space thing is a myth. It takes super clear conditions to maybe make out a section of the wall with the naked eye from low Earth orbit (not space by the way). It's a bit easier to spot in a good photograph. Once you're on the moon though, you definitely cannot see it let alone any other man-made structures apart from city lights at night.

ig88 01-10-2013 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Leo (Post 566546)
Just to get technical, the great wall seen from space thing is a myth. It takes super clear conditions to maybe make out a section of the wall with the naked eye from low Earth orbit (not space by the way). It's a bit easier to spot in a good photograph. Once you're on the moon though, you definitely cannot see it let alone any other man-made structures apart from city lights at night.

That's right. The shear length of the great wall (GW) may theoretically render it visible from moon or space, but the width of the GW is just too narrow to be seen at all from that distance.

BurtonAvenger 01-10-2013 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leo (Post 566546)
Just to get technical, the great wall seen from space thing is a myth. It takes super clear conditions to maybe make out a section of the wall with the naked eye from low Earth orbit (not space by the way). It's a bit easier to spot in a good photograph. Once you're on the moon though, you definitely cannot see it let alone any other man-made structures apart from city lights at night.

Way to be that fucking Asian and nerd it up.

Leo 01-10-2013 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger (Post 566681)
Way to be that fucking Asian and nerd it up.

Want to cosplay with me and then do some math for fun?


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