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Companies such as SpaceX and Amazon are currently working to deploy large satellite constellations. These satellite constellations may help improve the availability of the Internet, but they may also provide challenges to astronomers. Astronomers recently argued that satellite constellations could “fundamentally change” how they observe and record data about the night sky.  The astronomer’s report was shared at the Satellite Constellations 1 (SATCON1) workshop. The workshop was hosted virtually from June 29th to July 1st, 2020 and the report has since been shared on the American Astronomical Society’s website. It is unclear what exact impact these satellite constellations... Read more...
I may not be a smart man, but I know what science is. There is no doubt that the Earth is round — it’s a fact that we’ve known for centuries. But that hasn’t stopped some science-averse people from challenging that idea over the years. The latest is rapper B.o.B, who, as it appears, is a few cards short of a full deck. B.o.B took to Twitter to debunk the idea that the earth is round using a series of images and misguided commentary. Here’s just a small sample of the tweets B.o.B used to prove his point: No matter how high in elevation you are... the horizon is always eye level ... sorry cadets... I didn't wanna believe it either. — B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016 pic.twitter.com/fH4CsZmj6P —... Read more...