Starlink Upsets Astronomers



So SpaceX has launched sixty communication, satellite so far. And these communications satellites, startling basically super high speed internet. Via satellite and strana members aren't really happy with what speaks us SpaceX has done so far because they can see Starling satellites when they look up in the sky with their naked, is my, what am I friends actually saw them he was in? I think was in Maine. Some somewhere on the east coast. Can remember he was traveling but he looked up in the sky. And he, he didn't realize that it was star lake satellites. He was like, what the heck is at thing. What are all these UFO's in their all in a lion? You know, they look like a caravan of satellites. So if a normal person can see them, not really caring about the nice guy, you know, like you just kinda glanced up, and he saw them had explained to him, you know, like hey Starlink is up there. Now, these astronomers they're very worried that their views of the nice guy are going to be clear anymore, especially if SpaceX gets their twelve thousand. Starlink said lights up there. So the international astronomical union, which is a key ruling body. When it comes to the night sky, they've actually released a statement that basically said, I'm gonna break this down for is easiest possible. Basically, we can't see the things that we want to see because they're satellites in our way. There needs to be regulations around the said lights, so astronomers can continue to do their jobs because they don't want to be interrupted by satellites. Basically, if you're looking at an object deep sky object deep space object in the night sky, and you're photographing at you're taking measurements of it in a budget said, lights fling by that are visible, you can't do your work, and it's just it's not cool. I mean, it's cool to see satellites, right? It's cool to look up. And he c satellites flying by. That's neat. But astronomy is super important. So these people at the international astronomical union put out a press release and said we don't like it. Let's figure out a way to manage all of these satellites that'll be coming because there's not just a Starlink. Right. There's other companies out there that want to do this, too, and they see a prophet in the future. And there has to be regulations, international regulations that stop or, you know, figure out a way to mitigate the damage that these satellites are doing to the nice guy, and it's not only visible these said, lights use radio frequencies to transmit data back and forth, from the satellites to the ground. And also, there's radio astronomy, which could possibly use the same frequencies as these satellites. So they're really worried about that as well. And these said lights could interfere with something like we just got an image of the. First black hole. Right. The first image of the black hole, and that might not have been possible, if there were internet constellation of satellites up there, so. That's what they're really worried about. They're worried about not being up to discover new things because they're going to be interrupted by radio signals and also visually in the

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