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    Square in the Desert

    A random single-colored box in the desert of New Mexico. Looks sort of as if its censoring something.


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    There's a couple threads under GEC layer. Looks like missle test range of some sort. I don't think it's censored. I think they just bulldozed the entire area. Maybe looking for old unexploded bombs or to remove contamination. Hard to say, but you can see bulldozer tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forkboy2 View Post
    There's a couple threads under GEC layer. Looks like missle test range of some sort. I don't think it's censored. I think they just bulldozed the entire area. Maybe looking for old unexploded bombs or to remove contamination. Hard to say, but you can see bulldozer tracks.

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    Yes, the GEC layer describes it as "White Sands Missile Range: Warhead Impact Test area." And, yes, it looks like it has been "cleaned up" in preparation for future tests.

    The center is a little overexposed, but if you zoom in on the edges, you can easily see the areas where the tractor(s) turned.

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    Question Atomic test site ?

    If you look @ 8 miles NE you will find the "Trinity Site", which is smaller but, otherwise, identical. Also, there are 2 similar sites immediatly NNW & NNE of this one. Perhaps additional test sites prepared in case they were needed to follow-up Trinity. No need after succsseful Trinity test or because of rush to deploy?

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