There fun to watch = iridium flares

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Date: Wed Mar 13 2013 - 01:54:59 UTC

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    I was reading
    It says
    When discussing Iridium, Desch never fails to mention that the satellite constellation has become an object of obsession among star gazers. All of Iridium’s satellites have flat, door-sized, highly-reflective antennas. When those antennas catch the sun’s rays just right they produce a “flare” 3o times brighter than Venus in the night sky.
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