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Shale boom: How the rest of the U.S. looks from space Add to ...

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has released a nighttime image of drilling, notably in North Dakota’s Bakken shale region, captured Nov. 12 by satellite with what’s known as the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, which, the agency says, gathers visible and infrared imagery, along with radiometric measurements of the earth being scanned.

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