Astronomers Say Chinese Satellite Beamed Green Lasers Over Hawaii

  • Officials corrected the original statement on February 6, saying NASA scientists “did a simulation of the trajectory of satellites that have a similar instrument and found a most likely candidate as the ACDL instrument by the Chinese Daqi-1/AEMS satellite.”
  • “We really appreciate their efforts in the identification of the light,” NAOJ wrote.
  • “We are sorry about our confusion related to this event and its potential impact on the ICESat-2 team.”
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