I see miles and miles of Texas …
Hey! That’s where I’m from!
ISS astronauts recently captured this night-time view of Texas’ largest cities from orbit. A cloud-covered Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is near the top, ever-expanding Houston to the lower right, San Antonio to the far left, and just to the northeast of that? The greatest city on Earth: Austin, TX!
Something else caught my eye in this photo. See that cluster of lights below San Antonio and Austin on the left side of the image? Those are natural gas wells, as part of the expanding Eagle Ford Shale project. You can almost overlay them on this map of approved wells. It’s like a metroplex of its own, only full of gas instead of people. Fracking remarkable.