Gap Fill - Satellites - Level 5


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Astronomers are worried that our of the sky is becoming more . Their warning is because of thousands of satellites being launched into in 2020. These will provide high-speed Internet across the world from space. The scientists say space will be so with satellites they will compete with the stars for our . The satellites will form "-constellations" that could get in the of radio astronomy and affect the quality of images from . The astronomers said the satellites will appear as white streaks of light. These could be mistaken for .

Experts say there are to launch over 46,000 satellites into space in the next years. This is five times more than the number of in space since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, six decades ago. The new satellites will provide faster Internet speeds and greater to even the areas of the world. Today, about 14 million Americans live in rural with zero Internet coverage. SpaceX will launch 120 satellites in January and a 12,000 in the next . Astrophysicist Dr Dave Clements called the initiative a "".

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