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What am I looking at in this photo?

ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get alongRegistered User regular
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Forget the plane that is an a-10 warthog no one cares about. For context the plane is flying "over a target area in operation desert storm." What I want to know are what exactly are those giant dark circles on the ground?

Farms? Oilfields? I genuinely have no clue and really want to know.

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    Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    they are probably farms using circular irrigation; more info than you ever wanted here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_pivot_irrigation

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    schussschuss Registered User regular
    they are probably farms using circular irrigation; more info than you ever wanted here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_pivot_irrigation

    Yep. You can see the irrigation arm in each circle if you look closely. They're also all over the southwest if you ever fly back and forth between coasts.

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    DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    If you go look at the center of like Kansas in google maps you'll see something very similar.

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    ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get along Registered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    they are probably farms using circular irrigation; more info than you ever wanted here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_pivot_irrigation

    Yep. You can see the irrigation arm in each circle if you look closely. They're also all over the southwest if you ever fly back and forth between coasts.

    See my guess was something to do with oilfields. I've never been west of the mississippi river so thanks!

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    Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    first off 99% of the titles to picures of military operations are titled by the reporter or journalist who took the picture. the government almost never confirms or denys the subject that those reporters come up with because you don't really need to know that this was a routine training exercize in new mexico or an actual shot from desert storm.

    secondly, those are 100% farms. the dark soil is top soil which has just been laid down before anything sprouted. also, the plane is not over any of the circles in the pictures which means those farms could be there to support a military installation or just farms that the plane is happening to fly over. since the shot was taken by another aircraft, I doubt it was during an actual mission.

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