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Satellite mega-constellations create risks in Low Earth Orbit, the atmosphere and on Earth

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, May 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
54 news outlets
blogs
5 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
170 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages
reddit
8 Redditors

Citations

dimensions_citation
16 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
64 Mendeley
Title
Satellite mega-constellations create risks in Low Earth Orbit, the atmosphere and on Earth
Published in
Scientific Reports, May 2021
DOI 10.1038/s41598-021-89909-7
Pubmed ID
Authors

Aaron C. Boley, Michael Byers

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 64 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 17%
Student > Master 8 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Researcher 4 6%
Other 6 9%
Unknown 23 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 18 28%
Social Sciences 5 8%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Physics and Astronomy 3 5%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 23 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 573. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 June 2022.
All research outputs
#29,308
of 21,396,316 outputs
Outputs from Scientific Reports
#453
of 113,980 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,159
of 348,353 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#1
of 5 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,396,316 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 113,980 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 17.7. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 348,353 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 5 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than all of them