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Risky business: Cellphone satellite networks endanger asteroid early warning, threaten catastrophic space junk – Resilience

During the coming decade companies that include Amazon, SpaceX and OneWeb are seeking to launch well over 100,000 satellites to service wireless networks on Ear…

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During the coming decade companies that include Amazon, SpaceX and OneWeb are seeking to launch well over 100,000 satellites to service wireless networks on Earth. Many more satellites may follow after that.
Astronomers are crying foul because the satelliteswhich have proven to be much more reflective than anticipatedare making it difficult for observatories to survey the night sky. The satellites show up as multiple streaky white lines in long-exposure photography so essential to detecting new…

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