Should we redesign the sky?

“What if, instead of sentencing ourselves to many more years of starless night skies, we constructed a new one, furnished with artificial objects launched high into space, engineered to do the twinkling?” This question was posed by the journalist Marina Koren last week. We are already part-way there, with New Zealand launching the world’s first artificial star last year. Is this a future you want? Discuss with your class and vote!

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