Starlink satellites visible in a mosaic of an astronomical image.
Courtesy of NSF’s
National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory/NSF/AURA/CTIO/DELVE)


The proliferation of artificial satellites and space debris orbiting the Earths is a rapidly increasing source of artificial night sky brightness.

A new study points to a set of preliminary estimations and concludes that future satellite mega-constellations are expected to increase significantly this light pollution source.



For the study, go to the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters at:

Also, read this Science magazine article: “Study finds nowhere on Earth is safe from satellite light pollution” at:

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