Looking at Earth at Night
NASA has released new composite images of the Earth at night. The images were all taken with the VIIRS instrument aboard the Suomi NPP satellite (an imager that orbits around Earth's poles). While the images are breathtaking, I'm more excited for what's coming next: later this year, NASA will be releasing DAILY data dumps from the night lights project. Meaning... scientists/anyone will be able to study the light/energy uses around the globe on a daily basis.
I love data.