We’ve been telling you in our top of the hour newscasts today about the Perseid Meteor Showers, which are currently at their peak.  Didier Saumon, a Los Alamos National Laboratory astrophysicist, says the sky show is actually pieces of Comet Swift-Tuttle hitting Earth's atmosphere at more than 133-thousand miles an hour mph and burning up.  Saumon adds that tonight’s lack of moonlight will help people see the Perseids, which keep a regular schedule of sorts.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:09pm MDT