"Wow! I'm shocked! A huge amount of Starlink satellites went through our sky tonight at [the observatory]," she said. "There were 19 of them seriously affected by our DECam exposure! The Starlink satellite train took over 5 minutes !! More depressing … That's not cool!"
But astronomers fear that the more the Earth's low orbit is overfilled, the more light it will interfere with their telescope sightings.
Satellites on Earth Satellites are visible from Earth, although they are usually quite weak. However, when their panels reflect the "explosion" of solar radiation back to Earth, they may appear brighter for a short time, according to National Geographic.
Most visible, like the International Space Station, are in Earth's low orbit and are easier to spot in the summer when the sun shines for a long time – satellites have more time to bounce it.
And many other satellites could join those already in orbit. SpaceX has permission from regulators to launch more than 10,000 satellites and recently requested the addition of another 30,000.
A SpaceX spokesman arrived at CNN on Wednesday and said he was talking to leading astronomical groups to find ways. that satellites do not interfere with their work. At a more tactical level, it will also color the base color of the Starlink satellites, which it hopes will help. If necessary, SpaceX says it can also modify some orbits of satellites.
In other words: listen.