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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.

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.

The 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.