What seemed a lucky break — the discovery of a gamma-ray burst in the most distant known galaxy — might instead be the flash of passing space debris. As satellites fill low-Earth orbit, such events might become common.
Measurements of Starlink's "VisorSat" show SpaceX has succeeded in making a less reflective satellite. But it's still visible from dark-sky areas.
Concerns about the night sky remain as the fourth batch of Starlink satellites — and the second one to be launched within the span of a month — takes flight.
A second set of 60 Starlink satellites take to space, amid promise and controversy.
While the growing number of satellites above our heads is a concern, there are ways to mitigate their appearances in deep-sky astrophotography.
SpaceX's Starlink satellites have come under heavy criticism for their potential to clutter the sky. Here's what a space debris expert has to say about it.
The 60 Starlink satellites parading across the sky make an incredible sight, but some skywatchers wonder at what cost to the night.