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'Space graffiti': astronomers angry over launch of fake star into sky

Giant disco ball dubbed ‘Humanity Star’, launched by startup Rocket Lab, will interfere with scientific study of the universe, experts say
Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck is pictured with the Humanity Star in Auckland. Photograph: Rocket Lab/AP

Astronomers across the world have criticised a privately owned, New Zealand-based space company after it secretively put a satellite likened to a giant disco ball into orbit.

Last week the launched a rocket from a remote sheep and cattle farm on the Mahia

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