Celestial object flies over the Earth about once every seven thousand years.

Satellites Starlink global Internet prevented observations of the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE). On this edition of Gizmodo said astrophotographer Daniel Lopez (Daniel López), reports lenta.ru.

Lopez has published in Facebook a picture of the comet NEOWISE made with the national Park Teide, located on Tenerife island (Spain). The specialist observed that, except for the comet in the picture was pictured bright streaks left by Starlink satellites.

“This is the end of astronomical observations in the form as we knew them,” said Lopez. According to him, the world community of astronomers and astrophysicists concerned with the deployment of small satellites in Earth orbit. Astrophotographer noticed that the sky flying objects interfere with the scientific observations.

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), flying over the Land once every seven thousand years, as close to our planet on Thursday, July 23. A celestial object can be seen in the evening and in the first half of the night in the sky over North-Eastern horizon near the constellation of Auriga.

In early June, SpaceX launched into orbit an additional batch of 60 satellites Starlink. Among the sent apparatus the test was equipped with blackout panels. Onboard system prevents the reflection of sunlight from the body of the device to the glare do not interfere with the scientific observations.


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