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Time-Lapse Growth of Las Vegas as Seen Through Space Photos

Want to see how Las Vegas has grown from 1972 through 2010? NASA created this unique time-lapse video using photographs captured by Landsat satellites. From this perspective, it almost looks like humans are a mold spreading across the face of a fruit.


 
 
  • Mantis

    Very interesting how right around 2007, the crazy growth pretty much stopped.
    Maybe in 10 more years you’d even see the city shrink.

  • Andrew Steps

    The Matrix already considered humankind a sort of virus…  Spreading until we suck up all the resources and then searching a new host.  Poor Earth. Hope you can keep up with us…

  • Lesdishman

    Dammit!  I came here to make a pithy comment about Agent Smith’s opinion of the human race only to find someone else had done it first.

  • Lesdishman

    Dammit!  I came here to make a pithy comment about Agent Smith’s opinion of the human race only to find someone else had done it first.

  • Joey Wright

    This reminds me of a quote by Joe Rogan: “We’re mold, here to eat the bread”.

  • Mantis

    …and Las Vegas is running out of water.

  • Ted Newkirk

    @Matis Las Vegas is allocated a very small portion of the Colorado River even though it runs 15 miles from us. Why is it “bad” for us to use that water to live on (and water our lawns), but somehow OK that Colorado River water is pumped (using tons of electricity) 250+ miles to Los Angeles so that they can water their lawns?

    The area won’t shrink. Even now, it is slowly starting to grow again.

    Vegas-haters like you always amuse me. You jealous just because we live somewhere sunny and fun and like to enjoy life?