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40 Years of Las Vegas Sprawl, as Seen From Space

40 Years of Las Vegas Sprawl, as Seen From Space
NASA

Las Vegas's notorious sprawl has been well documented but that doesn't mean we'll ever get bored of looking at it

NASA, via one of its Landsat satellites, has released a fun time-lapse video showing the city's last 40 years of seemingly endless growth. The areas marked in red signify new areas of population expansion.

The video starts at 1972 and ends at 2010. During that time, the Las Vegas metro area has seen its population grow from slightly under 300,000 to almost 2 million.

Keywords: Las Vegas, Sprawl

Mark Byrnes is an associate editor at The Atlantic Cities. All posts »

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