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By Frank La Sorte and Kyle Horton Millions of birds travel between their breeding and wintering grounds during spring and autumn migration, creating one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world. These journeys often span incredible distances. For example, the Blackpoll warbler, which weighs less than half an ounce, may travel up to 1,500 miles...
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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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Image by Pat King The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the certification of Timpanogos Cave National Monument as an Urban Night Sky Place (UNSP). This International Dark Sky Place designation was developed in 2018 to draw attention to the role urban protected landscapes play in raising public awareness of light pollution. Timpanogos Cave is 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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by Caleb Henry — July 30, 2020 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on July 30 approved Amazon’s request to operate a constellation of roughly 3,200 internet satellites in low Earth orbit.  The FCC said Amazon has until July 30, 2026 to launch at least 50% of its satellites in order to maintain its authorization, and until...
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A new paper suggests that the agency broke U.S. environmental law in its approval of the satellites and that if it were to be sued in court, it would likely lose. By Jonathan O’Callaghan on January 16, 2020 Trails of reflected light from dozens of recently launched Starlink satellites obscure an image of the NGC 5353/4 galaxy group,...
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