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GEHFileBot
08-03-2005, 05:13 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile2177/Circles-in-the-desert,-Nevada,-US.htm>Circles in the desert, Nevada, US</a></b><br><br>Mysterious concentric circles with little towers, Nevada, US.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/338805nev_circles_150.jpg>

maddognz
08-03-2005, 05:23 AM
These circles are quite close to the AFB at Groom Lake (Area 51) so I have 3 possibilities for these circles:

1. It may be for aircraft navigation, as seen at Edwards AFB, where they have huge compass bearings carved into the salt flats.

2. It is 1 valley north of what is almost certainly a Nuclear Explosion testing area, which can be seen very clearly with some hacks available on GEH, so it could be a set of measurements for equipment to be placed in the vacinity of the explosion. (Although I'm sure they don't do above ground Nuclear Testing very often anymore).

3. It could be target rings for training/practice bombing runs from Area 51. I say this because of what appears to be a false airport drawn in the ground just south of the rings. They may be practicing bombing out runways and radio masts (which would explain the towers) or something similar.

Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong! :smile: