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Astro Bob

A largish, close-approaching asteroid will fly by Earth early this week and shine bright enough to see in a small telescope.
Astronomers discover that a supernovae explosion 14 million years ago initiated a chain of events responsible for the formation of all nearby, young stars.
Flares and sunspots have been more frequent than predicted in the current solar cycle, offering an optimistic outlook for auroras in the next few years.
Mercury, Venus and a very young crescent moon gather low in the west at dusk on Monday night (Jan. 3).

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A toast to flaming dust! The annual Quadrantid meteor shower adds sparkle to the start of the new year.
As 2021 concludes, Mercury pokes its head into the evening sky, while Mars returns at dawn.
NASA's largest and most ambitious space telescope will take us places we've never seen or imagined before.
The aurora may stop by on Thursday night, Dec. 23, and again on Christmas. Check here for the latest forecast.
Happy first day of winter! The sun did the limbo today, dipping as low as it could go. Plus, I have an update on Comet Leonard's eruption and a map to find it.
The Cold Moon will make you shiver again tonight (Sunday, Dec. 19), plus we update what's happening with Comet Leonard.

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I just returned from two weeks in Antarctica and the Falkland Islands exploring, camping and learning the southern stars. Let me take you there.
The year's richest meteor shower peaks on Monday night, Dec. 13-14.
The moon returns to the evening sky Monday, Dec. 6, and joins Venus in a striking conjunction.

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