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Report suggests ways to avoid satellites ruining telescope images but ‘there is no place to hide’ – Science Magazine

Thousands of new orbiters threaten astronomical observations and image processing alone won’t save them

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A report warns that fleets of new communication satellites in low-Earth orbit will spoil some astronomical observations, even if all known mitigations strategies are taken.
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By Daniel CleryAug. 25, 2020 , 6:40 PM
Astronomers and the operators of new, thousands-strong constellations of low-orbiting satellites will have to work together to prevent them from having a devastating impact on ground-based observations of planets, stars, and other celestial objects, says…

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