Quadrantid meteor shower

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The Meteor sculpture, by artist Bruno Giorgi, is seen at the Itamaraty Palace lake, lit in honor of the 100 days left for the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The Olympic countdown clock hits 100 days to go on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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Skywatchers will be setting their alarm clocks for the early morning hours Jan. 3 when the annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks. Meteor watchers can expect to see 60 to 200 meteors an hour streak across the sky, NASA said.

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