Watch Sprawl From Las Vegas Consume The Desert

From NASA, watch the cancer-like growth emanate outward from Las Vegas:

When Landsat 5 launched on March 1, 1984, Las Vegas was a smaller city. The outward expansion of the city is shown in a false-color time lapse of data from all the Landsat satellites.

7 Comments on "Watch Sprawl From Las Vegas Consume The Desert"

  1. To whom does this not seem analogous to the spreading of bacteria?

    • Jin The Ninja | Mar 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm |

       i was thinking a virus, but yes some sort of epidemiological pandemic chart.

    •  Reminds me of the pool of effluent that spreads across the floor when the sewer backs up.

  2. Antediluvian | Mar 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm |

    Joe Rogan would trip on this.

  3. what’s funny is all the unoccupied foreclosed houses here in Vegas, but they still keep building new ones, no-one seems to want a pre-owned stucco and plywood house for 120k, but a brand new plywood p.o.s for 200k will do. back in 08 before the crash a new strip mall was going up weekly but none of them ever filled up all the way it’d be like a starbucks and two competing bong shops til one of the bong shops closed. the local economy seems to be getting a little better but most locals realize Vegas will never be the shinning oasis it was in decades past. when locals talk it’s usually about saving up to leave for Hawaii, or back east, or where ever isn’t here. there is no motivation for people to stay in a city and make it their home when there’s a high cost of living, low wages, no real pension or retirement offered, and a back stabber mentality that is produced by a rental car city which the denizens don’t call home. but isn’t it pretty much the same everywhere?

  4. They’re clearly only releasing this video in a last ditch effort to cover up the infamous Nevada desert settlement hoax. 

    All the alleged pictures you see of people in Las Vegas? Staged at a film studio on the Moon. 

  5. Hadrian999 | Mar 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm |

    dont worry, it’ll be desert again soon

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