Astronomers hypothesize that a pair of supermassive black holes in the merging galaxies can provide the gravitational slingshot to rocket the binary stars into intergalactic space. Hubble observations reveal that nearly every galaxy has a massive black hole at its center.
According to astronomer Ryan Foley's scenario, after two galaxies merge, their black holes migrate to the center of the new galaxy, each with a trailing a cluster of stars.
As the black holes dance around each other, slowly getting closer, one of the binary stars in the black holes' entourage may wander too close to the other black hole. Many of these stars will be flung far away, and those ejected stars in surviving binary systems will orbit even closer after the encounter, which speeds up the merger.
Please join Dr. and as they discuss these observations with lead investigator Dr. Ryan Foley of the University of Illinois. As always, we welcome your questions and comments.
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Bottom line: Saturn is the dominant planet in August, 2015. Four of the five visible planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter, are just about visible, but hide in the glare of evening or morning twilight, close to the horizon.
Nevertheless, the moon will be one day away from being a big beautiful full "Supermoon".
It sickens me that idiots get a cheap thrill out of misleading people like you and your son. If they knew what effect their ill-thought out stunts had, maybe they wouldn't continue with this nonsense.
Please, please, let him down gently and show him the moon, Saturn will be up in the southwest, and the stars are always beautiful.
Alternatively, perhaps you could look at https://www.heavens-above.com/? and find out whether the International Space Station or some other visible satellites will be passing over your house tomorrow night.