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To calibrate telescopes on Earth, NASA's launching an 'artificial star' to orbit


To calibrate telescopes on Earth, NASA's launching an 'artificial star' to orbit Come 2029, skywatchers can glimpse at least one "star" in the sky made by humans. Earlier this week, NASA announced plans to place a small satellite in Earth orbit at a little over 22,000 miles (35,400 kilometers) above our planet's surface — far enough for the satellite to mimic a real star to telescopes on Earth. Scientists say the satellite, named Landolt, wouldn't be bright enough to be seen with the unaided eye, but if you happen to have a personal telescope at home, you may be able to spot a shoebox-sized object hovering above the United States in a stationary position.   More



(Source: Space.com - Jun 15)

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