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%
85%
0%
0%
20
flagSpain
9%
72%
9%
4%
22
flagGermany
11%
69%
9%
9%
144
flagItaly
18%
69%
6%
6%
33
flagIndia
15%
62%
9%
9%
66
flagAustria
19%
61%
4%
9%
21
flagLithuania
23%
61%
15%
0%
13
flagthe Netherlands
28%
60%
3%
7%
28
flagSweden
20%
60%
5%
15%
20
flagNorway
15%
57%
10%
15%
19
flagthe United Kingdom
19%
56%
12%
8%
276
flagPoland
19%
54%
10%
13%
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flagUkraine
23%
52%
23%
0%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
50%
4%
25%
24
flagthe United States
16%
48%
17%
13%
397
flagFrance
28%
46%
7%
17%
28
flagUnknown
18%
44%
20%
13%
43
flagCanada
20%
44%
5%
20%
34
flagAustralia
5%
38%
20%
29%
34
flagDenmark
20%
33%
20%
26%
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men59%
women55%
large cities
16%
17%
wildfires
59%
55%
oil drills
9%
14%
open-pit mines
14%
12%

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