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Reminds me to revisit Olbers paradox
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Hundreds of astronomers warn Elon Musk's Starlink satellites could limit scientific discoveries

SpaceX plans to launch thousands of satellites as part of its Starlink space internet project

Hundreds of astronomers have warned that satellite constellations like Elon Musk‘s Starlink network could prove “extremely impactful” to astronomy and scientific progress.

A report by the Satellite Constellations 1 (Satcon1) workshop found that that constellations of bright satellites will fundamentally change ground-based optical and infrared astronomy and could impact the appearance of the night’s sky for stargazers around the world.

The research brought together more than 250 astronomers, satellite operators and dark-sky advocates to better understand the astronomical impact of large satellite constellations.

“We find that the worst-case constellation designs prove extremely impactful to the most severely affected science programs,” stated the report, which was published on Tuesday.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to launch more than 30,000 Starlink satellites in order to beam high-speed internet down to Earth. The report warned that “Starlink alone may roughly double the number of space-based moving objects detectable by the unaided eye around twilight.”

Options to reduce the impact include “darken them”, “keep them low”, “orient them to reflect less sunlight”, but number one on the list was “don’t launch them”.
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How hard is it to make them dark? Is it a heating issue from sunlight?

But yeah, don’t fucking do it. Like that is going to happen
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Musk is such a showoff.
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All right, hang on, you sure this ain't JW propaganda?
Short story... A glory sunset clouds, sun rays, guy riding a bicycle. He dropped to his knees in what I assume to be prayer.

Truth be told it was kinda awe inspiring
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I've always thought that looked like two guys holding their dicks together and a little dog getting in on the action.
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Fid wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:22 am I've always thought that looked like two guys holding their dicks together and a little dog getting in on the action.
Thanks. Now I can't unsee it. :shock:
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I was just coming to post that

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Fid wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:22 am I've always thought that looked like two guys holding their dicks together and a little dog getting in on the action.
Just sayin' :)

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heh
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I apologize for lowering the tone of this august thread to Shemp level.
mine's on the right with the little dog
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The classic Sombrero Galaxy (M104/Hubble):

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Milky Way Arch at Refugio Punta de los Roques / La Palma 2019 - 6840 ft / 2085 m [2050x1365]

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Source & technical details: https://old.reddit.com/r/Astronomy/comm ... t_refugio/