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SpaceX to Make Starlink Satellites Dimmer to Lessen Impacts on Astronomy: Report | Space

January 14th, 2020 No comments
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Origin of Deep-Space Radio Flash Discovered, and It’s Unlike Anything Astronomers Have Ever Seen | Live Science

January 9th, 2020 No comments
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‘This Is Not Cool!’ – Astronomers Despair As SpaceX Starlink Train Ruins Observation Of Nearby Galaxies

November 25th, 2019 No comments

Source: ‘This Is Not Cool!’ – Astronomers Despair As SpaceX Starlink Train Ruins Observation Of Nearby Galaxies

TL:DR: affected but not ruined.  Possibly fixable in software.  And the affected observations were within 90ish minutes of when telescoping would have been stopped due to rising sun.  So maybe asrronomy just loses 3 hours of observation time a night (satellites shine by reflected sunlight, which can only occur ~90 mins after/before sunset/sunrise)?  But still will have occulations even during dark time.

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Planet Nine may be a black hole the size of a baseball | Astronomy.com

October 6th, 2019 No comments

A slew of oddly orbiting objects indicates a massive planet is hiding in the outer solar system. But one group of astronomers says it might be a tiny black hole instead.

Source: Planet Nine may be a black hole the size of a baseball | Astronomy.com

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The Second Interstellar Object Has Been Officially Detected in Our Solar System

October 2nd, 2019 No comments
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Did our ancestors evolve to walk upright because of exploding stars? | CBC Radio

September 3rd, 2019 No comments
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Einstein showed Newton was wrong about gravity. Now scientists are coming for Einstein.

August 15th, 2019 No comments
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Our Milky Way galaxy is truly warped | CBC News

August 15th, 2019 No comments
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Big Bang theory wrong? Star older than Universe discovered – threat of ‘scientific crisis’ | Science | News | Express.co.uk

August 15th, 2019 No comments
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Will a giant asteroid really hit Earth in 2019? The real chances, according to scientists | The Independent

July 6th, 2019 No comments
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