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
19%
80%
0%
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21
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
71%
0%
21%
14
flagSpain
12%
70%
8%
4%
24
flagGermany
12%
68%
9%
8%
148
flagItaly
17%
68%
8%
5%
35
flagIndia
14%
61%
10%
10%
70
flagSweden
19%
61%
4%
14%
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flagthe Netherlands
26%
60%
3%
10%
30
flagAustria
18%
59%
9%
9%
22
flagthe United Kingdom
19%
58%
11%
8%
303
flagNorway
20%
55%
10%
15%
20
flagPoland
19%
54%
10%
12%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
50%
4%
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24
flagUkraine
27%
50%
22%
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18
flagthe United States
16%
49%
18%
13%
413
flagUnknown
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18%
12%
58
flagCanada
18%
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5%
18%
38
flagFrance
28%
46%
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28
flagDenmark
15%
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20
flagAustralia
5%
40%
20%
28%
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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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