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Mystery Photo

What in the world is it?

Mystery Photo
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What In the World Is It?

Pssst. The secret’s out. This mystery photo is a one-meter resolution black-and-white image of Area 51, the US Air Force base in Nevada, whose fascination for UFO believers has made it just about the most famous "secret" military installation in the world? The controversy was given another stir last month when two satellite imaging companies posted photographs of the base on the Net. The photos show much of what you’d expect to see at an Air Force base – hangars, landing strips, and housing. This image was taken April 2nd, 2000, by Space Imaging’s IKONOS satellite. The image features an airfield and associated facilities. Ho-hum.

Credit: (LANDSAT)


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