The Earth at Night (by NASA)

We’re now able to see “Unprecedented” new views of what our incredible Earth looks like at night. NASA’s scientists have just unveiled these never-before-seen photos that are global composites of the Earth. (They’ve called it the Black Marble.) Last year, a new sensor, called VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite), was launched aboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership Satellite, which, amazingly is sensitive enough to detect the light from a single ship in the sea.

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    pics of lights in the us always remind me what a different country it is west of the rockies
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    I love the difference between the organic set of cities in Europe and the geometric set of cities in the American West
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