A January meter shower known as the Quadrantids will peak tonight, but honestly, staying indoors and watching Black Mirror sounds like a better alternative. Watching a show about a dystopian, overly technological future is actually preferable to the currently bleak situation stargazers are dealing with in the Northeastern United States.

As Inverse previously reported, the Quadrantids “mark the first major meteor shower of the new year.” Though an observer could see some meteors from it toward the end of December, the storm typically peaks in early January.

The thing is, much of the East Coast is about to get walloped by a “bomb cyclone” that’ll bring in snow and freezing cold temperatures. On Thursday, the storm will cause some snow to hit much of the Tri-state area, but what’s potentially worse is the frigid temperatures it’ll bring afterward.

Those living on the East Coast know how low temperatures have all ready been — so yes, consider this a warning that things are about to get a lot worse, fast.

On top of all of this, the brightness of the Full Wolf Moon will make viewing conditions not so great. Usually, observers can see up to 11 meteors per hour, but with all this moon and weather and snow stuff going on, who knows how many meteors will actually be visible.

If you’re really, really dedicated to catching this shower, bundle up and be prepared to wait a long time. Or just sit inside and be toasty. The choice is entirely yours.

SpaceX has put its latest Falcon 9 through its paces. On Thursday, the space-faring firm shared two images of its first “Block 5” rocket, having successfully completed two missions in the space of three months. The scorched booster is integral to the company’s future plans to launch the same Falcon 9 rocket twice in just 24 hours.

Sorry, Elon Musk, but Beaker is now the first scientist to colonize Mars. NASA published a high-resolution photo of a dust storm on Mars’ south pole, revealing a case of pareidolia, the psychological phenomenon of seeing faces or shapes in unrelated objects. The appearance of Beaker was so well-defined in the Martian landscape that even the agency couldn’t deny his appearance. Meep.

Google celebrated the life of Mary G. Ross on Thursday, with a commemorative doodle on what would have been the pioneer aerospace scientist’s 110th birthday. Ross, a Native American female engineer, helped develop some of the first concepts for flyby missions past Venus and Mars, paving the way for humans to explore the stars and visit other planets. Ross proudly described some of her most important moments this way: “I was the pencil pusher, doing a lot of research. My state of the art tools were a slide rule and a Frieden computer.”

Mars is kind of a bummer: That place is a hotbed of dynamic dust storms that got so big in recent months that they encircled the entire planet. Those conditions, sure to be a challenge for future Mars colonies, are a buzzkill for NASA’s Opportunity Rover right now: A dust storm forced the droid, which has been roaming Mars for 14 years, to shut down in June, and it’s still turned off today.

The first four NASA astronauts set to enter space in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule met the team behind the pod at the factory on Monday. The meeting comes ahead of the first launch, an historic moment for travel as the first American astronauts on board a commercial spacecraft.

The four men visited the company’s Hawthorne, California headquarters in a visit captured on the SpaceX Instagram page. The visit comes less than two weeks after NASA announced the first crew members for the SpaceX capsule and Boeing’s competing CST-100 Starliner pod. The missions will ferry people to and from the International Space Station after the agency’s contract expires with the Russian Soyuz craft in November 2019. As well as the first American commercial astronauts, the launches will mark the first time an American spacecraft has launched from U.S. soil since the shuttle program was retired in 2011.