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Could SpaceX’s Plans for Universal Internet Ruin Astronomy?

SpaceX recently launched its first batch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit, getting us one step closer to global internet coverage. Dubbed Starlink, this program will eventually form a mega constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites hovering about 550km above Earth. But as the twinkling post-launch satellite train moved its way across the sky, astronomers across …