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‘Awesome’ once-in-20-year space event – Daily Mercury

Shooting stars and kissing planets: Epic space show this week



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Three out-of-this-world events are set to provide stargazers an early Christmas present over the next week, with everything from shooting stars to a planetary touch not seen since the 13th century. The summer space show began on Monday morning when the annual Geminid meteor shower lit up the early morning sky.
It culminates on Thursday when Saturn and Jupiter “kiss” in the closest meeting since 1226.
Dr Brad Tucker, an astronomer from the Australian National University, said the end of 2020 would…

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