“And then you wake up, only to see that the darkness has gone, the light now truly makes you feel vulnerable and you wonder why this darkness did not wish you well and why did it leave you so sudden, without revealing the answers you were looking for.” -Chirag Tulsiani
“You’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all,” said no skywatcher ever when it comes to these wonders of the night sky. Every star, cluster, galaxy and nebula has its own cosmic story, and Messier Monday provides us with a fabulous opportunity to highlight and explore each one.
Today, it’s Messier 62’s time to shine: a massive, dense-cored globular cluster that just happens to be home to the very first stellar-mass black hole ever discovered in one of the Milky Way’s globulars!
Go find out how we did it, and learn all you can about this wondrous sight visible in your sky tonight!