Week 3: Light Pollution by NUCLIO on ISE

Posted by Victor Perez

Light Pollution by NUCLIO on ISE

For most of Earth’s history, our spectacular universe of stars and galaxies has been visible in the darkness of the night sky. From our earliest beginnings, the vast spectacle arrayed across the dark sky has inspired questions about our universe and our relation to it. The history of scientific discovery, art, literature, astronomy, navigation, exploration, philosophy, and even human curiosity itself would be diminished without our view of the stars. Light pollution, also known as photopollution or luminous pollution, is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial light.