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String of satellites baffles residents, bugs astronomers
09/05/2021 10:38 PM | Click to read full article
A string of lights that lobbed across the night sky in parts of the U.S. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday had some people wondering if a fleet of UFOs was coming, but it had others- mostly amateur stargazers and professional astronomers- lamenting the industrialization of space.
The train of lights was actually a series of relatively low-flying satellites launched by Elon Musk's SpaceX.