“By the time we’d get consensus on policy, this is all going to be over. I just think that it’s a numbers game that astronomy probably cannot win.”
John Barentine, American astronomer and Dark Sky Association’s public policy director, on Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites light-polluting the skies. With more than 1,300 currently in orbit and goals of launching up to 30,000, “there’s little in the way of a future where you look up and just see the sky crawling,” writes Vox’ senior science reporter Brian Resnick.

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