Meteor Shower Underway

If you happen to find yourself far from light pollution this week, look to the heavens for the Perseid meteor shower, which will be putting on quite a show--as many as one meteor a minute. The shower occurs once a year as the earth crosses pathes with the dust trail of the Comet Swift-Tuttle. The comet has "meteoroids" trailing behind it that are made up of "ice, rock and dust" that detach as they approach the sun. The meteoroids are roughly the size of a sesame seed.