CosmoView Episode 59: Stars Disappear Before Our Eyes, Citizen Scientists Report

A startling analysis from Globe at Night — a citizen science program run by NSF’s NOIRLab — concludes that stars are disappearing from human sight at an astonishing rate. The study finds that, to human eyes, artificial lighting has dulled the night sky more rapidly than indicated by satellite measurements. The study published in the journal Science showcases the unique contributions that citizen scientists can make in essential fields of research.


Images and Videos: KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/B. Tafreshi/R.T. Sparks/P. Marenfeld/N. Bartmann
Music: Stellardrone - In Time


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Release date:Jan. 19, 2023, noon
Related releases:noirlab2302
Duration:01 m 11 s
Frame rate:29.97

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