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Two Satellites Could Smash Into Each Other Over the U.S. Tonight

A pair of decommissioned satellites are at risk of colliding later today, potentially producing hundreds if not thousands of new pieces of space debris. Regardless of what happens, however, this incident illustrates our dire need for sensible space management practices. Read more… Continue Reading at

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Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellites Are Already Causing a Headache for Astronomers

Astronomers at a Chilean observatory were rudely interrupted earlier this week when a SpaceX satellite train consisting of 60 Starlink satellites drifted overhead, in what scientists are apparently going to have to accept as the new normal. Read more… Continue Reading at

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I Made Amazing Images of Galaxies and Nebulas in Minutes Using This Idiot-Proof Automatic Telescope

Steven Bellavia couldn’t find the astrophotography setup he wanted, so he built his own. The engineer’s “Bellavia Mini” combined decades of expertise and a love of telescope building into an observatory that fits in the back of his car. Bellavia labored over perfecting every element—the optical tube is made from wood,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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