Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth

Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth

There’s a black hole lurking nearby, apparently, but you can breathe easy: It’s not a threat to Earth.  Astronomers believe they have found the closest black hole to our solar system, just 1,000 light years away, which in astronomical terms is right in our neighbourhood. The black hole — which is roughly four times the mass of […]

How to view Jupiter at its closest to Earth over the next few days

How to view Jupiter at its closest to Earth over the next few days

If you want to check out the solar system’s largest planet, the next few nights are the best nights of the year to do it. On Monday night, Jupiter will reach opposition, meaning it will be directly opposite the sun and roughly 640,962,549 kilometres from Earth. Opposition also means that over the next few nights, the […]