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Astro Bob

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.
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.

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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.
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.

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The Danuri probe recently entered lunar orbit and delivered stunning scenes of the planet.
On Friday night, Jan. 6, let the full moon be your headlamp.
A trifecta of astronomical events on tap for the first week of the new year.

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