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NASA Can’t Explain These Huge, 8,000-Year-Old Patterns In Kazakhstan

High in the skies over Kazakhstan, space-age technology has revealed an ancient mystery on the ground.

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Credit: DigitalGlobe, via NASA

Satellite pictures of a remote and treeless northern steppe reveal colossal earthworks — geometric figures of squares, crosses, lines and rings the size of several football fields, recognizable only from the air and the oldest estimated at 8,000 years old.

The largest, near a Neolithic settlement, is a giant square of 101 raised mounds, its opposite corners connected by a diagonal cross, covering more terrain than the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Another is a kind of three-limbed swastika, its arms ending in zigzags bent counterclockwise.

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Credit: DigitalGlobe, via NASA

According to our current ideas of what ancient peoples were like, they simply should not exist.

NASA has released satellite imagery of the 260 ‘geoglyphs’ in an attempt to solve the mystery of how they were made - and directed Space Station astronauts to take further photos.

They were discovered by a Kazakh enthusiast more than 10 years ago - and have mystified scientists ever since.

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Dimitriy Dey, who found the structures, dismisses the idea that aliens might be behind them, believing instead that they are, ‘horizontal observatories to track the movements of the rising sun.’

Right now there's no clear indication whether these structures were created for art, communication, or perhaps some sort of ritual. So far the two structures that have been dug into show no sign of any buried remains.

But hopefully with NASA and its impressive satellite technology coming on board, and other archaeologists getting involved, we might have some more clues to go on soon.

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