- The Facts:Satellites launched into space for faster internet speeds are interfering with astronomers’ view of the sky, and space.
- Reflect On:Do we really need faster connection speeds? Are there are health consequences of beaming the planet with this type of wifi radiation?
Starting at the beginning of this new decade, a campaign to launch thousands of new satellites into the space surrounding our planet will begin, which will offer high-speed internet to every region of the Earth — from space.
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These satellites are particularly bright and are seen as white streaks. Their light is so bright that they are competing with our own stars and planets. Some scientists are concerned that these new “mega-constellations” comprised of thousands of satellites could interfere with images taken from telescopes, and potentially interfere with radio astronomy observations.
Scientists are warning of a dystopian night sky.