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Satellite Boom to ‘Wreak Havoc’ on Astrophotography, NASA Says

As more and more satellites are being launched into space, reflected light from these objects is causing increased sky pollution and issues for astronomers. Now NASA is asking the public for help in monitoring this growing issue, and all you need to do is shoot smartphone photos of the light streaks in the night sky.

Satellite sky pollution exploded into public consciousness in the middle of 2019 after SpaceX began launching the first of 12,000 satellites it plans to put into Earth’s orbit by the middle of this year. People around the world soon noticed the train of dots traveling across the night sky.

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