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EARTH USA/Mexico -- Jul 2009 -- At the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert, which stretches from the southwestern United States into northern Mexico, sits a field of gleaming white sands that form otherworldly dunes. The sands sprawl over some 715 square kilometers (275 miles) of south-central New Mexico. About 40 percent of the area falls within the White Sands National Monument, managed by the US National Park Service. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) onboard NASA?s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this photo-like image of part of the White Sands National Monument. This image shows part of the southeastern portion of the park. The dunes shown in this image are advancing toward the northeast, and the brilliant white sands contrast with darker soils. The sands of White Sands National Monument are formed from gypsum, a soft mineral often left behind when water bodies evaporate. Waters flowing into the basin holding White Sands National Monument, however, found no outlet and evaporated. Over many years, gypsum crystals deposited in this basin were subjected to freezing, thawing, and wind, and broke down into tiny grains. The massive collection of gypsum dunes in New Mexico results from changes in ancient landscapes that started before the time of the dinosaurs. Some 250 million years ago, what is now New Mexico was covered by a shallow sea, but the sea?s level eventually fell as the area began to dry. Thick layers of gypsum settled onto the old sea floor. About 70 million years
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Peter Bassett Home of Grady L 'Barney' Barnett Flying Saucer witness or Roswell near Socorro New Mexico 709 Park Street Socorro New Mexico USA 1947.
Grady 'Barney' Barnett was a witness of the 1947 UFO crash at Roswell. He testified he saw alien bodies. He and his wife Ruth lived here during the famous incident. 1947; The first witness on the scene was Grady L. "Barney" Barnett, a civil engineer with the US Soil Conservation Service who was on a military assignment at the time. He told some friends that in early July 1947 he had encountered a metallic, disk shaped "aircraft" about twenty-five or thirty feet in diameter. While he was examining it, a small group of people arrived who claimed to be part of an archaeological research team from the University of Pennsylvania. Barnett later told his friends, "I noticed that they were standing around looking at some dead bodies that had fallen to the ground. I think there were others in the machine, which was kind of a metallic...disk It was not all that big. It seemed to be made of a metal that looked like stainless steel. The machine had been split open by explosion or impact." "I tried to get close to see what the bodies were like. They were all dead as far as I could see and there were bodies inside and outside the vehicle. The ones outside had been tossed out by impact. They were like humans but they were not humans. The heads were round, the eyes were small, and they had no hair. The eyes were oddly spaced. They were quite small by our standards and their heads were larger in proportion to their bodies than ours. Their clothing seemed to be one-piece and gray in color. You couldn't se