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Worlds Largest Compass Rose
at Edwards AFB
SR-71 Blackbird (0.84 mi / 1.34 km)
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (3.36 mi / 5.40 km)
Benefield Anechoic Facility (3.80 mi / 6.11 km)
Blackbird SR-71 (3.93 mi / 6.32 km)
Possible WWII Revetment: XLR-11 Rocket Engine Test Area (4.37 mi / 7.03 km)
Site of Pancho Barnes' Happy Bottom Riding Club (7.82 mi / 12.58 km)
Edwards AFB Rocket Test Stands (10.57 mi / 17.01 km)
Hyundai/Kia Proving Grounds (11.56 mi / 18.61 km)
Boron Open Pit Mine (12.61 mi / 20.29 km)
Early Minuteman Test Site (12.93 mi / 20.82 km)
From: mattallenDoes anyone know what this is/was used for?
Thu Sep 22 16:06:35 -0700 2005
From: tedderlooks like a compass rose scraped into the lakebed.
Thu Sep 22 16:10:57 -0700 2005
From: Bokchoi CowboyGo to this link from Edwards AFB website to read on the history of this thing.
Fri Sep 23 07:06:35 -0700 2005
It is the worlds largest compass rose, which dates back to 1937. It is 395 feet in diameter.
From: AndreaBTIf it's a compass rose, it seems to be a bit inaccurate!
Sat Jul 29 12:43:16 -0700 2006
From: Silicon SamProbably because of the difference in True North and Magnetic North.
Sat Jul 29 20:53:13 -0700 2006