Mercury Transit Video


Too bad we missed the transit here in the northeast USA. I was instead, hunkered down watching snowflakes transit each other. But NASA’s satellites saw it in a variety of wavelengths. Check out this composite video:

In other news, SpaceX has launched another constellation of 60 low-earth orbiting starlink satellites with similar launches to follow.

Scientists are concerned that these will ruin astronomical observations, and the law provides few remedies. The sky is already dotted with visible satellites. Seeing them used to be cool; now it’s an annoyance and often a hindrance. I’m pretty upset by it. Take a good look at the night sky while you still can.

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