What Did Google Earth Spot in the Chinese Desert? Even an Ex-CIA
I'm always fascinated by the things people can find using publicly available satellite maps. I remember finding some weird stuff in Antartica and posting it before.
The Cords: 39.6 N, 76.1 E
But here's another. An ex CIA analyst found something on Google Maps that even he doesn't know what it might be. But it's big!
Late last month, former CIA analyst Allen Thomson was clicking through a space news website when he noticed a story about a new orbital tracking site being built near the small city of Kashgar in southwestern China. Curious, he went to Google Earth to find it. He poked around for a while, with no luck. Then he came across something kind of weird.
Could we be witnessing the birth of China's own AREA 51? Probably nothing so cool or interesting. But you never know. Why would they need buildings so huge?