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Old 11-24-2016, 01:43 PM
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Question What was it outside the aircraft window?

Flew between Los Vegas and Portland.
Somewhere north of Death Valley there were what I can only describe as 2 giant mirrors reflecting the sun as in: Blindingly bright.
I've done a little web searching and at this point I'll just ask:
What the heck is them things???

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Two big mirrors or a lot of little ones in unison? I will have to check but somewhere out there I thought they had built a solar tower where a whole crap load of little mirrors focus sun on a tank atop a tower and make the water boil and it makes steam which in turn makes power.
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Old 11-24-2016, 02:38 PM
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Two big mirrors or a lot of little ones in unison? I will have to check but somewhere out there I thought they had built a solar tower where a whole crap load of little mirrors focus sun on a tank atop a tower and make the water boil and it makes steam which in turn makes power.
I'll say it looked like headlights but WAY brighter.
Did not look like a Field of mirrors from 30,000-Ft and miles away to the east...
Had to be really big so I figured it would be easy to find but???
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Old 11-24-2016, 02:48 PM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_..._Mojave_Desert

Not sure if one of those was what you saw but it was the first things that came to mind.

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Old 11-24-2016, 03:04 PM
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Would be a logical guess.
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Old 11-24-2016, 04:56 PM
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I will if I ever make that run again.
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Sometimes only one or two of them are turned on
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Old 11-26-2016, 11:55 AM
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Sometimes only one or two of them are turned on
Likely that is it; though it is located much farther south then I think we were at the time.
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