Quadrantid meteor shower

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Alexander Babin, rescuer of  Chelyabinsk Airlines injured by glass window broken by a shock wave from a meteor explosion rests after getting a medical care in Chelyabinsk Regional Hospital in Chelyabinsk, about 1500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. A meteor that scientists estimate weighed 10 tons (11 tons) streaked at supersonic speed over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured some 500 people and frightened countless more. (AP Photo/Boris Kaulin)

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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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