In 2012, NASA published famous 'Black Marble' night lights images. What are the lights in the uninhabited regions of western Australia caused by?

large cities
wildfires
oil drills
open-pit mines
These images were as­sem­bled from data acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. This means fires and other lighting (such as ships) could have been detected on any one day and in­te­grat­ed into the com­pos­ite picture, despite being tem­po­rary phe­nom­e­na - giving the the ap­pear­ance of a massive blaze.

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flagBelgium
20%
75%
0%
4%
24
flagItaly
15%
72%
7%
5%
40
flagGreece
10%
70%
10%
10%
20
flagGermany
16%
65%
9%
8%
165
flagSpain
14%
62%
7%
11%
27
flagIndia
15%
60%
11%
8%
78
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
59%
11%
8%
356
flagSweden
23%
57%
7%
11%
26
flagUkraine
26%
56%
17%
0%
23
flagAustria
21%
56%
8%
8%
23
flagCanada
14%
54%
8%
14%
50
flagPoland
20%
53%
11%
12%
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flagthe Netherlands
33%
52%
2%
11%
36
flagNorway
24%
52%
8%
16%
25
flagthe United States
15%
48%
19%
12%
446
flagRepublic of Ireland
24%
48%
6%
20%
29
flagDenmark
14%
47%
19%
19%
21
flagFrance
27%
45%
9%
18%
33
flagUnknown
27%
41%
12%
17%
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flagAustralia
7%
35%
20%
28%
39

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men53%
women53%
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19%
19%
wildfires
53%
53%
oil drills
11%
14%
open-pit mines
15%
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