Beautiful, Unintentional Consequences

I thought this was breathtakingly beautiful.

  • I notice the Astronauts put together a barndoor tracker with the aid of a power drill. Yankee ingenuity!
  • I like that they can tell from the color differences or grid pattern of streets, which part of the world they are over. Japanese fishermen or oil fields make a particularly fascinating display.
  • Try to guess which is the brightest spot on Earth? 

One wonders why such things seem fair to the eye. It is not as if we were evolved so that there was some evolutionary advantage to being attracted to the sight of cities from orbit.