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Archive for January 1st, 2021

The Quadrantid meteor shower, usually one of the best, peaks at the wrong time this weekend

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The Quadrantid meteor shower of 2021 peaks overnight on Jan. 2 and 3, but the bright moon will spoil the view.

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On This Day in Space! Jan. 1, 1801: Giuseppe Piazzi discovers Ceres

January 1st, 2021 by

On January 1, 1801, Giuseppe Piazzi discovered the dwarf planet Ceres. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2021: When, Where & How to See It

January 1st, 2021 by

The 2021 Quadrantid meteor shower will peak overnight on Jan. 2-3, and the moon will be favorable to see the faint display of “shooting stars.” Here’s our guide.

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A giant black hole keeps evading detection and scientists can’t explain it

January 1st, 2021 by

The big galaxy at the core of the cluster Abell 2261 should harbor a supermassive black hole that weighs as much as 3 billion to 100 billion suns. But astronomers can’t find it.

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‘Zombie’ greenhouse gas lurks in permafrost beneath the Arctic Ocean

January 1st, 2021 by

Experts say we need to improve our patchy knowledge of subsea permafrost.

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The brightest planets in January’s night sky: How to see them (and when)

January 1st, 2021 by

Here’s how to see planets visible in January’s night sky.

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