posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 12:00 PM
There is a sweet sweet machine orbiting the earth soaking up it's emitted photons at various wavelengths. One of the benefits of this is it's
ability to, with reasonable confidence, pinpoint the location and intensity of a "thermal anomaly," or fire. So, armed with over a decade of these
events, you can make a map of literal hot spots.
As it happens, the same satellite that scans for fires also provided the basemap image. I heart NASA.
Pretty cool picture.