More light pollution from internet satellites

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  1. Robert Urbanek

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    Companies are planning to launch tens of thousands of internet satellites into low-Earth orbit, which will create a “mega-constellation” of reflective objects that will ruin life for many astronomers using sophisticated telescopes.

    it is estimated that the trails of the constellation satellites will be bright enough to saturate modern detectors on large telescopes. Wide-field scientific astronomical observations will therefore be severely affected.

    Mega-constellations threaten "the uncontaminated view of the night sky from dark places, which should be considered a non-renounceable world human heritage," stated the International Astronomical Union.

    https://www.iau.org/news/pressreleases/detail/iau2001/

    Science and astronomy will take a back seat to social media selfies and cat videos. The idiots win again.
     

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