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SpaceX计划发射数千颗卫星,天文学家担心“夜空将永远不一样”

SpaceX plans to launch thousands of satellites, astronomers fear “the night sky will never be the same.”

When SpaceX, the private rocket company founded by Elon Musk, launched the first batch of Starlink orbiters in May, many astronomers were surprised to see that the satellites were extremely bright, causing them to fear that the constellation would wreak havoc on scientific research and transform our view of the stars. Since then, many scientists have been on a mission to better quantify the impacts of Starlink and to share their concerns with SpaceX.

今年5月,埃隆·马斯克创办的私人火箭公司SpaceX发射了第一批“星链”轨道飞行器,许多天文学家惊讶地发现,这些卫星极其明亮,使他们担心星座会给科学研究带来破坏,改变我们对恒星的看法。从那时起,许多科学家一直在执行一项任务,以更好地量化星链的影响,并与SpaceX分享他们的担忧。

In response, SpaceX has said that it wants to mitigate the potential impacts of Starlink. But at the same time, the company is still moving full steam ahead.

作为回应,SpaceX公司表示,它希望减轻星链的潜在影响。但与此同时,该公司仍在全力以赴。

Read more at The New York Times

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