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Name: Richard
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Grade: other
Location: NV
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Question:
One of my students noted a strange object in the sky while scanning Google Sky search. Its location is: 05:42:17.53, 22:37:12.52 . It appears to be a "horned star" with matter being drawn away from its surface. Is this matter being drawn away from the star into a black hole?


Replies:
Dear Richard,

Not having seen the object, my guess is that your observant student has caught a bit of nebulosity or a unique formation of stars. There are so many interesting objects out there; it is hard to define one over the others.

With all best wishes

David H. Levy



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