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Picture imperfect: light pollution from satellites is becoming an existential threat to astronomy
Low-orbit satellites are photo-bombing astronomers’ pictures of the night sky, ruining images and affecting their ability to make new discoveries

Tory Shepherd

05, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Above and beyond: key events in 2022 that shaped space exploration
It was a great year for a slight lifting of the veil on the final frontier – from redirecting an asteroid to a glimpse into creation

Richard Luscombe in Miami

31, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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What we know about Elon Musk’s week and what’s in store for Twitter
After being spotted relaxed at the World Cup with Jared Kushner, the Tesla CEO lost an online poll on whether he should stay on as Twitter boss

Alex Hern

19, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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The Guardian view on Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover: the unfulfilled promises pile up | Editorial
Editorial: The world’s richest man promises more than he has delivered. His social network purchase is likely to go the same way

Editorial

01, Nov, 2022 @6:50 PM

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White House denies talk of national security review of Elon Musk ventures
Report cites concerns over foreign investors funding Twitter takeover and increasingly strategic role in Ukraine of Starlink

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

21, Oct, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX says it can no longer fund Starlink internet in Ukraine
Firm reportedly asks US government to pick up bill as relationship between Musk and Kyiv breaks down

Alex Hern

14, Oct, 2022 @11:06 AM

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SpaceX capsule confirmed as source of space debris that crashed on farm in Australia
Astrophysicist expects people will find more debris in the area ‘over the coming weeks to months to even years’

Natasha May

03, Aug, 2022 @11:13 PM

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‘Like an alien obelisk’: space debris found in Snowy Mountains paddock believed to be from SpaceX mission
Astrophysicist Brad Tucker says he often gets calls from people who think they’ve found space junk but the scorched metal found by two farmers is ‘very real’

Natasha May

01, Aug, 2022 @2:07 PM

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Spirals of blue light in New Zealand night sky leave stargazers ‘kind of freaking out’
Social media abuzz with pictures and theories about formations thought to be from exhaust plume of SpaceX rocket

Tess McClure in Auckland

20, Jun, 2022 @1:38 AM

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Elon Musk denies he sexually harassed attendant on private jet in 2016
Billionaire says report is ‘utterly untrue’ after allegation he paid $250k in 2018 to settle claim

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

21, May, 2022 @12:45 AM

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Could space-going billionaires be the vanguard of a cosmic revolution? | Martin Rees
For humanity truly to slip the surly bonds of Earth, private funds and intrepid thrill-seekers will be required, says astronomer Martin Rees

Martin Rees

30, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Leave space missions to billionaires and robots, says astronomer royal
More sophisticated AI means space agencies should not use public funds for risky human missions, says Lord Martin Rees

Ian Sample Science editor

30, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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