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Sayali S. Avachat

How the world came to understand black holes

Earlier this month, Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez split the 2020 physics Nobel Prize for decades of work on black holes. Click here to learn more about their monumental achievement and about the history of our understanding of these exotic objects in space.

Comet Halley will return! Edmond Halley’s legacy

Born on today's date in the year 1656, English astronomer and mathematician Edmond Halley was the first to predict the return of a comet. Today, Halley's Comet - the most famous of all comets - bears his name.

Almach, a quadruple star system

With the eye alone, Almach looks like a single star. Through a telescope, it looks like a colorful duo. But Almach is really 4 stars.

Small Magellanic Cloud orbits our Milky Way

You need to be in Earth's Southern Hemisphere to see the Small Magellanic Cloud. It looks like a luminous cloud, but it's really a dwarf galaxy, orbiting our Milky Way.