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The stars in the night sky have fascinated humans since we first walked the Earth. But today, electric outdoor lighting threatens our ability to see the stars. Light pollution is a real problem, and not just for astronomers. Animals become disoriented from the excess lights, which can disrupt their mating, migration, and predation behaviors. For example, sea turtle hatchlings follow light from the moon to find their way to the ocean, but coastline lighting can lure them toward roads and predators.
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