Saturday, January 28, 2023

Stars Disappear Before Our Eyes, Citizen Scientists Report

Hey, Space Placers!

Observations by citizen scientists worldwide reveals we are losing the ability to see the stars due to light pollution faster than previously thought.

This graphic illustrates how the greater the amount of light pollution, and therefore skyglow, the fewer the stars that are visible. The numeric scale is similar to the one used by Globe at Night participants. 

Credit:   NOIRLab/NSF/AURA, P. Marenfeld

The details of the study can be read here.

Sky Guy in VA

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