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Rocket Lab Reveals 'The Humanity Star,' a 'Disco Ball' Satellite Shining From Space
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Posted on 01/24/2018 5:29:08 PM PST by BenLurkin

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"No matter where you are in the world or what's happening in your life, everyone will be able to see the Humanity Star in the night sky," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and CEO, in a statement. "Our hope is that all those looking up at it will look past it to the vast expanse of the universe and think a little differently about their lives, actions and what is important for humanity."


1 posted on 01/24/2018 5:29:08 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Disco Inferno.


2 posted on 01/24/2018 5:30:34 PM PST by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
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To: BenLurkin

The Humanity Star - Lights for People.


3 posted on 01/24/2018 5:31:24 PM PST by Disambiguator (Keepin' it analog.)
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So it’s just a new form of pollution? Like light pollution or noise pollution, this will be sky pollution. Class action them...


4 posted on 01/24/2018 5:39:52 PM PST by Teflonic (tt)
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To: BenLurkin

Just what we need—some manmade object cluttering up the sky.

Here in Maryland, the light pollution is so bad that only a few of the brightest stars and planets are visible. But when I went to Mongolia over a year ago, the night sky was completely free of any light pollution. The stars shone gloriously; the Milky Way was visible in a way that I do not remember seeing since I was a child (and even then, it may not have been as clear). I am glad that there was not a manmade object up there to mar the beautiful view.


5 posted on 01/24/2018 5:42:19 PM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: BenLurkin

They’re launching something just for kicks and sparkles?


6 posted on 01/24/2018 5:42:41 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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7 posted on 01/24/2018 5:47:15 PM PST by Flick Lives
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8 posted on 01/24/2018 5:47:30 PM PST by Rio (I was deplorable when deplorable wasn't cool.)
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Since we cannot see the Milky Way galaxy anymore unless we get to a very remote place, I would agree, that we should put some more artificial light in the sky. /sarc


9 posted on 01/24/2018 5:47:49 PM PST by Klemper (And then... and ONLY then... do they get their only chance to come back into America the legal way.)
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I wont say a lot but a disco ball illuminated a certain way is a good countermeasure


10 posted on 01/24/2018 5:49:05 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of he Masses Could Be Farts)
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You stumbled on it


11 posted on 01/24/2018 5:51:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of he Masses Could Be Farts)
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"No matter where you are in the world or what's happening in your life, everyone will be able to see the Humanity Star in the night sky," said Peter Beck, ..."

SPACE JUNK!!

12 posted on 01/24/2018 5:52:48 PM PST by StormEye
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This was a clever idea back in 1960 when NASA launched the Echo satellite.


13 posted on 01/24/2018 5:52:55 PM PST by omega4412
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I'd like to meet the jackass who thought this was a good idea.
 
14 posted on 01/24/2018 5:57:16 PM PST by Governor Dinwiddie (CNN is fake news.)
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To: BenLurkin

Installation art. Space litter.


15 posted on 01/24/2018 5:57:32 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Klemper

This satellite is not bright enough to affect stargazing, and it will only be visible for a couple of minutes every month or two for a particular location.


16 posted on 01/24/2018 5:57:53 PM PST by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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Like Sputnik!

I can just see it in another few years.

“Testing of an IBCM went awry after the missile hit the ‘Humanity Star’, sending the rocket off course and instead of landing harmlessly in the Pacific Ocean, hit the coast of Russia. Russia, fearing an attack launched over 60% of their nuclear weapons, and the U.S and China responded.”


17 posted on 01/24/2018 5:58:46 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: Moonman62

Not only will it clutter up the sky, it will clutter up the UFO reporting websites!


18 posted on 01/24/2018 6:00:01 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: exDemMom

Go up on South Mountain. Pretty good there,


19 posted on 01/24/2018 6:00:40 PM PST by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.9we)
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To: Klemper

The last time I saw the milky way was 1997 in the high desert

They have us starblind and blind to satellite orbits in some ways.

When I wad a child any chucklehead could track Sputnik or Echo II, not so easy today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G4U7_WNsa0

Sure we have tools, but the common man is blind.


20 posted on 01/24/2018 6:01:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of he Masses Could Be Farts)
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