An artist's illustration of how a black hole can devour a bypassing star. (NASA, ESA, Leah Hustak (STScI)) | SkyNews
Black hole shreds wayward star

The gorging was spotted on March 1, 2022, in a galaxy 300 million light years away.

Comet E3 ZTF Close to Zeta Aurigae the evening of February 6. (Chris Vaughan) | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: January 30-February 6

The long-period comet designated C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is predicted to become bright enough to be seen by Northern Hemisphere skywatchers on February 1.

(NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona) | SkyNews
Canada prepares for asteroid sample return

Bits of asteroid Bennu will parachute back to Earth from space later this year, on Sept. 24, 2023.

The image captures the long ion tail of Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF in the night sky as it flies past the Coronae Borealis constellation. The data was acquired remotely via Telescope Live at the IC Astronomy Observatory site in Spain. (Soumyadeep Mukherjee). | SkyNews
‘Stone Age’ comet begins closest approach to Earth

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF)’s trajectory shows that it last flew by Earth roughly 50,000 years ago.

A picture of Québec, Canada, which was taken by David Saint-Jacques during his space mission.(Canadian Space Agency/NASA) | SkyNews
Canada to promote commercial space launch industry

The federal government plans to develop a new regulatory framework for this emerging sector.

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Milky Way survey reveals billions of celestial objects

It is the largest such catalog ever produced from a single camera, “in terms of the number of objects observed,” according to researcher Andrew Saydjari.

First quarter Moon on January 28, 2023, at 15:19 GMT. (Chris Vaughan) | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: January 23-29

The Moon takes centre stage this week — joining the Venus-Saturn conjunction, passing Neptune and Vesta, sharing a view with Jupiter and Juno, and shining close to Uranus.

Earth-size planet TOI 700 e, with Earth-size sibling TOI 700 d in the distance. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Robert Hurt) | SkyNews
Earth-size exoplanet confirmed in star’s habitable zone

TOI 700 e is nearly as big as Earth, likely rocky, and has a 28-day orbit around an M dwarf star located 100 light-years away in the constellation Dorado.

(Gabriel Perez Diaz/Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias) | SkyNews
Exoplanet slowly heading towards fiery demise

The planet’s doom is found in the same tidal forces responsible for the daily rise and fall of Earth’s oceans.

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