Astronomers are organizing against the 'unsustainable' Starlink problem
Earlier this year, NASA warned that SpaceX's Starlink mega-constellation could impede "our planet's ability to detect and possibly redirect a potentially catastrophic impact" from a near-Earth asteroid.
It's hard to think of a more dire consequence of the rise of satellite mega-constellations than human extinction.
But there's also the Kessler Effect — where a satellite or other object impacts another one and breaks into small pieces, which then impact with other satellites, breaking them up, and so on until Earth's orbit is crowded with shiny bullet-like shards of space debris.
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