The Perseids, the most-watched meteor shower of the year, are happening right

As our planet spins through the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet,

tiny grain-of-rice-size bits of debris smack into our atmosphere

and burn up, sizzling through the sky like shooting stars.

Forecasters are predicting a Perseid outburst this year with

double normal rates on the night of Aug. 11-12, Bill Cooke with

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