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definitelydope:

This remarkable image is actually a composite of hundreds of images created using satellite data collected at night.

The brightest areas of the Earth are the most urbanized, but not necessarily the most populated. (Compare western Europe with China and India.) Cities tend to grow along coastlines and transportation networks. Even without the underlying map, the outlines of many continents would still be visible. The United States interstate highway system appears as a lattice connecting the brighter dots of city centers. In Russia, the Trans-Siberian railroad is a thin line stretching from Moscow through the center of Asia to Vladivostok. The Nile River, from the Aswan Dam to the Mediterranean Sea, is another bright thread through an otherwise dark region.

Even more than 100 years after the invention of the electric light, some regions remain thinly populated and unlit. Antarctica is entirely dark. The interior jungles of Africa and South America are mostly dark, but lights are beginning to appear there. Deserts in Africa, Arabia, Australia, Mongolia, and the United States are poorly lit as well (except along the coast), along with the boreal forests of Canada and Russia, and the great mountains of the Himalaya.

This image of Earth’s city lights was created with data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS). Originally designed to view clouds by moonlight, the OLS is also used to map the locations of permanent lights on the Earth’s surface.

The Earth Observatory article Bright Lights, Big City describes how NASA scientists use city light data to map urbanization.

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hellformotors:

Track Roadsters

hellformotors:

Track Roadsters

hellformotors:

Dragster

hellformotors:

Dragster

hellformotors:

Bunny Burkett

hellformotors:

Bunny Burkett

adamnickel:

“dedication” New print available at www.adamnickel.com Go get one.

adamnickel:

“dedication” New print available at www.adamnickel.com Go get one.

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chewmark:

Eric Carl

chewmark:

Eric Carl

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centuriespast:

CARAVAGGIOThe Seven Acts of Mercyc. 1607Oil on canvas, 390 x 260 cmPio Monte della Misericordia, Naples

centuriespast:

CARAVAGGIO
The Seven Acts of Mercy
c. 1607
Oil on canvas, 390 x 260 cm
Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples

godspeed4506:

Have any of you guys seen this shot on the cover of a parts catalog? If you have, send me an email at cicero@godspeed4506.com. Or if you actually have the catalog on hand, send me a photo of it. Thanks in advance for any help (Taken with instagram)

godspeed4506:

Have any of you guys seen this shot on the cover of a parts catalog? If you have, send me an email at cicero@godspeed4506.com. Or if you actually have the catalog on hand, send me a photo of it. Thanks in advance for any help (Taken with instagram)

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