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?
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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