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Mystery of China’s white desert lines solved?

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A space researcher has offered what he believes is the correct solution to a mystery that’s been flying around cyberspace for the past week: A strange tangle of white lines in China’s Gobi desert discovered in Google Map images. Military pundits, armchair investigators, and conspiracy theorists have had a field day with the strange set of lines.

According to a story on Fox News the latest (and most plausible) theory is that “they are almost definitely used to calibrate China’s spy satellites. So says Jonathon Hill, a research technician and mission planner at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, which operates many of the cameras used during NASA’s Mars missions.”

Full story at Discovery News.

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