Mystery lines in China's Dessert

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Mystery lines in China's Dessert

Postby wedeliver » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:26 pm

Trippy article

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what really blew my mind was in reading the remarks someone said, "its burning man" but I could not find it here in these remarks.. maybe it was a dream..

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Re: Mystery lines in China's Dessert

Postby Bob » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:28 pm

China's dessert? Moon cakes?
Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

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Re: Mystery lines in China's Dessert

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:29 pm

Funny enough, I found mystery lines on my niece's dessert just the other day:

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Re: Mystery lines in China's Dessert

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:30 pm

You didn't include a link to the article...

And well, dessert... I know every culture has its sweet treats, but

but nothing--those weird custard tarts are so scary that I don't need mystery lines to give them a wide berth!
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Re: Mystery lines in China's Dessert

Postby maryanimal » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:46 pm

Mmmmm ....fortune cookies.
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Re: Mystery lines in China's Dessert

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:24 pm

After that thick round of snark, here's one article related to the original post:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8888909/China-Google-Earth-spots-huge-unidentified-structures-in-Gobi-desert.html

I wish people would learn to put scale bars in their images. If it was taken from Google Earth, it can't be that hard!
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Re: Mystery lines in China's Dessert

Postby lemur » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:58 pm

those are test/calibration targets for military/(spy)/otherkinds of satellites.
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Re: Mystery lines in China's Dessert

Postby MikeGyver » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:52 pm

lemur wrote:those are test/calibration targets for military/(spy)/otherkinds of satellites.


Geez Lemur, Gotta ruin everyone's conspiracy theory's with the facts don't you? :P

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Re: Mystery lines in China's Dessert

Postby MikeGyver » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:57 pm

Fail post... delete please
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Re: Mystery lines in China's Dessert

Postby EspressoDude » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:16 pm

desert: a dry place kinda like the playa
dessert: a tasty usually sweet treat often after dinner. Also has two esses...memory clue: two esses because most people want more sweet things than dry dusty places
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Re: Mystery lines in China's Dessert

Postby forty_eight » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:33 am

Send someone out there to sniff around ... badumpbump.

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Re: Mystery lines in China's Dessert

Postby trilobyte » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:03 pm

Chinese military test sites.

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Re: Mystery lines in China's Dessert

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:16 pm

trilobyte wrote:Chinese military test sites.

I just lost my appetite.
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Re: Mystery lines in China's Dessert

Postby Trishntek » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:31 pm

So,,, do we pass the test?
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