26 de Diciembre 2005
FAQ: "Weird Circles" Seen From Space
One of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) from people new to exploring our world from space is "What are these strange circles I see all over the place?" (or some variation). The Google Earth Community (GEC) has seen this question asked countless times. One of the GEC members 'Chief_Sparky' recently collected some information explaining the circles from various sources to try and help people understand what they are (and no, they aren't made by aliens).
You can read the detailed explanation above. Here's my variation: The circles are areas where the land has been watered by an irrigation system (sprinklers) which are attached to the ground at the center and rotate around (usually on wheels). Usually found in arid parts of the world such as the States of Arizona, Nebraska, Colorado, etc. they will vary in color based on time of year, crop, and type of land. The irrigation systems are also called "center pivot irrigation".
Some farmers have used the systems to form geometric patterns when viewed from above. These are called "crop circles". Here's a good article on the subject from the WikiPedia. At the GEC, one enterprising member is collecting crop circles found by GE users in Google Earth. You can find more details on the collection here.
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