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Nova

Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday? (Season 40, Episode 24)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 54 min | Documentary

The asteroid that exploded over Siberia--injuring more than 1,000 and damaging buildings in six cities--was a shocking reminder that Earth is a target in a cosmic shooting range. From the width of a football field to the size of a small ...See moreThe asteroid that exploded over Siberia--injuring more than 1,000 and damaging buildings in six cities--was a shocking reminder that Earth is a target in a cosmic shooting range. From the width of a football field to the size of a small city, these space rocks have the potential to be killers. In a collision with Earth, they could set off deadly blast waves, raging fires and colossal tidal waves. Written by Anonymous See less
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Craig Sechler
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Ed Lu
Self - B612 Foundation Self - B612 Foundation   See fewer
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Mark Boslough
Self - Sandia National Laboratories Self - Sandia National Laboratories   See fewer
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Dan Durda
Self - Southwest Research Institute Self - Southwest Research Institute   See fewer
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Russell Schweickart
Self - Apollo 9 Astronaut Self - Apollo 9 Astronaut   See fewer
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Peter Schultz
Self - Brown University Self - Brown University   See fewer
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Chris Lewicki
Self - Planetary Resources Self - Planetary Resources   See fewer
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Cathy Plesko
Self - Los Alamos National Laboratory Self - Los Alamos National Laboratory   See fewer
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Don Yeomans
Self - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (as Donald Yeomans) Self - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (as Donald Yeomans)   See fewer
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Gareth V. Williams
Self - International Astronomical Union, Minor Planet Center (as Gareth Williams) Self - International Astronomical Union, Minor Planet Center (as Gareth Williams)   See fewer
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Lance Benner
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Marina Brozovic
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Peter Brown
Self - University of Western Ontario Self - University of Western Ontario   See fewer
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John Troeltzsch
Self - Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp Self - Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp   See fewer
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Caroline Smith
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Dale Boucher
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7.4 / 10 | 49 votes