December 6, 2023



Starlink Satellites May Disrupt Detection Of Near-Earth Asteroids, Study Warns

Zero Hedge

By Tyler Durden – January 22, 2022

There is growing concern among astronomers that Elon Musk’s SpaceX satellites in low-Earth-orbit (LEO) may interfere with a ground-based detection system used for identifying near-Earth objects (NEOs) (otherwise known as asteroids). 

The new study, titled “Impact of the SpaceX Starlink Satellites on the Zwicky Transient Facility Survey Observations,” warned images taken by a telescope in California have been recording streaks from Starlink satellites that could make it much harder to discover NEOs. 

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