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
15%
84%
0%
0%
19
flagItaly
16%
74%
3%
6%
31
flagSpain
10%
70%
10%
5%
20
flagGermany
12%
67%
10%
9%
124
flagIndia
13%
63%
9%
9%
65
flagAustria
21%
63%
5%
10%
19
flagNorway
11%
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11%
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18
flagthe Netherlands
30%
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3%
7%
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flagSweden
22%
55%
5%
16%
18
flagChina
9%
54%
9%
18%
11
flagPoland
20%
53%
11%
13%
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flagthe United Kingdom
21%
53%
13%
8%
215
flagthe United States
16%
48%
17%
14%
355
flagCanada
19%
45%
6%
19%
31
flagFrance
29%
45%
4%
20%
24
flagRepublic of Ireland
25%
45%
5%
25%
20
flagDenmark
23%
38%
15%
23%
13
flagAustralia
6%
36%
21%
30%
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men59%
women55%
large cities
16%
17%
wildfires
59%
55%
oil drills
9%
14%
open-pit mines
14%
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