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SpaceX’s Dark Satellites Are Still Too Bright for Astronomers


SpaceX’s Dark Satellites Are Still Too Bright for Astronomers Starlink, a “megaconstellation” of hundreds of Internet satellites launched by the aerospace company SpaceX, has been causing headaches for astronomers by outshining celestial objects. Set to eventually include tens of thousands of spacecraft beaming high-speed Internet to the entire planet, Starlink has a downside for stargazing: the satellites reflect enough sunlight at night to be seen clearly with the naked eye (not to mention sensitive telescopes).    More



(Source: Scientific American - Sep 11)

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