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‘Mystery City’ Revealed By ISS Time-Lapse Video Turns Out To Be Enormous Oil Field

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Internet forums exploded after an astonishing time-lapse video of the Earth taken from the International Space Station revealed more that was first thought – a mystery city that ‘shouldn’t have existed’.

The dramatic video displays the Earth illuminated by the green glow of the Aurora Borealis, and cities represented as bright spots of electric lights.

Taken by the crew of the ISS between August and October 2011, the clip was an immediate online hit.

But one of the thousands of people who saw the video noticed what appeared to be a mystery city, located near Edmonton in Canada, that did not appear on any map.

The strange collection of lights in North Dakota, USA, appeared to be equivalent in size to cities as large as Calgary and Minneapolis, but seemed impossible to identify.

via ‘Mystery City’ Revealed By ISS Time-Lapse Video Turns Out To Be Enormous Oil Field.

The “City” in question comes into view at about the 34-second mark.

Strange Random Space Quote:

Sirius, the brightest star in the heavens…. My grandfather would say we’re part of something incredibly wonderful – more marvelous than we imagine. My grandfather would say we ought to go out and look at it once in a while so we don’t lose our place in it — Robert Fulghum

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  1. November 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm

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