Light Pollution — from Outer Space to Connecticut

99% of Americans can’t see the Milky Way from where they are living according to a World Atlas of Artificial Sky Brightness


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“We made lights and nobody really thought about it and this light pollution thing just happened,” said Pete Strasser, the technical director for the International Dark Skies Association. Light pollution – the artificial brightening of the night sky – is often understood simply as the reason most of us can no longer see the stars. […]
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