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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/sep/12/stars-astronomy-spacex-satellite-elon-musk Miniature satellites open up a world of technological possibility. But experts say they degrade the astronomical landscape. Stuart Clark, Sat 12 Sep 2020 17.00 BST The natural serenity of the night sky is a touchstone for all of us. Everyone alive today looks at the same stars no matter where they are located on the...
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MIT Technology Review by Neel V. Patel September 2, 2020 Starlink streaks visible mar this image of the night sky taken by the DeCam DELVE Survey.CTIO/NOIRLAB/NSF/AURA/DECAM DELVE SURVEY The astronomy community is on edge. The growing number of satellites streaming through low Earth orbit is making it almost impossible to get a clear view of the...
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A short video seeks to stem the rising tide of light pollution, which is robbing Earth of its dark night skies. Light pollution doesn’t just make it more difficult for professional and backyard astronomers to observe the heavens, according to the 6.5-minute film, which is called “Losing the Dark.” The loss of darkness also disrupts...
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