You Can See This Man-Made Landmark Near Amarillo From Space
Out of all of the landmarks in the Panhandle that can be found, this one is probably the most unique. Borger's Carbon Black Plant in Texas is not just any industrial spot; it's an eye-catching wonder that you can actually spot from space! Yep, you heard me right – all the way from up there!
The two carbon black plants, not one, stand side by side in Borger, and are operated by big names like Sid Richardson Carbon Company and Orion Engineered Carbons. They're cooking up carbon black, super cool powdery stuff made from heavy hydrocarbons like tar and fuel oil, mixing and mingling with air and natural gas, which is likely the reason behind the blackened area surrounding it.
Texas was once the boss of carbon black, producing a whopping 75% of the entire nation's supply. This black gold could be found in some top spots across the state, like Big Spring, Seagraves, Skellytown, Baytown, Aransas Pass, and of course, the star of the show, Borger!
Floating high above Earth aboard a satellite you can actually see this manmade landmark from pretty far. ZSatellite photos have captured Borger's carbon black plant and its surroundings in all their jaw-dropping glory. The stark contrast between the dark carbon black and the lighter earth tones is a sight to behold!
But, as we revel in the wonder, let's not forget our responsibility down here. While this sight is undeniably cool, we've gotta keep our planet in mind too! Balancing progress and protecting our environment is the name of the game.
So, next time you stumble upon a satellite snap of Borger's carbon black plant, you'll be armed with this awesome trivia. Just lean back, say "Wow, did you know?" with a grin, and impress your friends with this space-worthy secret!