The Black Rock desert is the bed of a large lake that dried up thousands of years ago, by the length of about 130km and located in the northwest of Nevada, in the United States.

The flatness of the Black Rock Desert’s lake bed surface has led to the area’s use as a proving ground for experimental land vehicles and It was the site of two successful attempts on the world land speed record.
Thanks to the flat surface, distance from populated areas and uncontrolled airspace over the area also attract experimentation with rockets.

In this period Black Rock Desert is the theater of an artwork visible from space and was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite: the writing ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ from space.

The rapid construction is clearly distinguishable from the satellite and the Copernicus Sentinel-2 images collected from 2020-06-25 to 2020-07-10 show how in the first image only the circle is distinguished and in the following images the words “BLACK LIVES MATTER “in the center of the circle.

Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite images animation over the Black Rock Desert

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