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Astro Bob

Although a full moon will interfere, Comet ZTF will pass right next to one of the sky's brightest stars Sunday night.
Our February event calendar highlights Comet ZTF and Mars, Venus and Jupiter at dusk and a stellar reminder of spring.
How to see returning comet 96P/Machholz as it feels the heat.
For observers in the southern U.S. the moon will cover Mars on Monday night, Jan. 30. Elsewhere we'll see a very close conjunction.

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Cold weather and clear skies means it's time to see the comet!
There's a lot happening with asteroids this week including an eye-catching Jupiter-moon conjunction.
On Sunday, Jan. 22, at dusk, Venus and Saturn pair up in a close conjunction in the company of a slender moon.
Solar activity is on the rise, with 10 sunspot groups visible on Wednesday. One of them is a real giant.
Both the International Space Station and China's Tiangong are making convenient evening flybys. Can you spot them simultaneously?
A lot of wild things are being said about this comet. We'll get the facts straight and help you find it in binoculars.

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With a little help from the red planet, we'll find the Hyades star cluster and its striking double star, Theta Tauri.
This new impact simulator is an absolute blast … and a little scary.
The Danuri probe recently entered lunar orbit and delivered stunning scenes of the planet.

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