After the first couple of batches of SpaxeX’s Starlink satellites were launched, astronomers got concerned: how would the satellites’ light affect the night sky? Their concerns soon proved to be justified, as the light streaks started to ruin observations of the night sky.
But researchers at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) have now come up with a solution. They’ve developed a tool that identifies the distinctive trails that satellites leave in Hubble photos. Thanks to this, space observations will be free from interfering light streaks not only from Starlink but from any artificial satellites out there.