What on Earth is China Building in the Middle of the Desert?

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Mysterious Structures in the desert can be seen on satellite images, what are the Chinese are up to anyway?
The internet has been speculating over the pictures that show remarkable buildings and structures in the Gobi Desert.

The gadget site Gizmodo has gathered several of the pictures that apparently show remarkable structures and facilities at a distance form the mysterious patterns.

One of the most remarkable pictures, which is located above this article, shows a several hundred meters wide seemingly random pattern of white stripes.

chan buldings weird

In the center of this structure aircraft can be seen

Among the theories is the explanation that the massive patterns should be targets for practice by military satellites.Or maybe missiles? hmm..

Many of the images are captured on the border of Gansu and Xinjiang in China’s northeast, an area where land based equipment for use by the aerospace and military industries.
Blown plane

When zooming in on some pictures you can see the burnt out planes and trucks, which may indicate that the site has been used as targets.

It is also difficult to see if the structures have been dug up or painted on the ground, making the mystery thickens.

Getting no response from Chinese authorities about what actually happens is that not many people hope for.


Johny (John-Erik) Krahbichler is the CEO and main author of Gadgetzz, since 2009. While Mr. Krahbichler's expertise is in consumer electronics, his true passion is science´, and educating the world about the universe we inhabit. Check out the non-profit Scientific Literacy Matters Currently Johny is using his experience from covering trade shows such as the CES, to work with trade show exhibition marketing.


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  • Nick28. Nov, 2011

    Gizmodo seems to have been taken out 18.08 GMT 28/11/2011

  • monica27. Nov, 2011

    Chinese version of Area 51 maybe… just saying

  • KingSaso17. Nov, 2011

    Woow, what is this???

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