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Closest Black Hole to Earth Discovered

“Closest black hole” is the astro-news this past week. And let’s briefly explore it, just so you know the real story behind this scary-sounding object. Because black holes are headline-grabbers...

As Comet ATLAS Fizzles, Comet SWAN Arrives

What’s the most spectacular sky object? A bright comet is certainly on my top-five list. A few weeks ago, you may have heard about Comet ATLAS. If not, no...

What's the Brightest Star in the Sky Tonight?

Who hasn’t heard of the Dog Star, Sirius? It’s the brightest star in the sky. Right now, it’s at its most prominent position of the year, highest up at 7...

How to Find Sirius, the Dog Star

Who hasn’t heard of the Dog Star, Sirius? It’s the brightest star in the sky in late winter and early spring. And boy, is it easy to find. Just...