Meteors, comets, and asteroids cross the solar system to offer clues about our planet and universe. Can they destroy civilizations? Did they wipe out the dinosaurs? Have they brought life to our planet? And when will the next one hit? Aided by elaborate animation and live-action footage, we learn what these mysterious space rocks really are and imagine what likely happened 65-million years ago, when an object plowed into the Yucatan Peninsula. We see how certain spectacular meteor falls advanced our understanding of what they are and the danger that they pose. We talk to leading experts - astronomers and geologists including David Levy and Carolyn Shoemaker, co-discoverers of the Shoemaker-Levy comet that fell into Jupiter in 1994. And we talk to NASA scientists about recent missions to asteroids and comets and speculate on ways to move Earth-threatening asteroids and comets out of our way. Because it isn't a question of if but when the next deadly impact will take place.
Computer simulations reveal what impacts with earth could be like, A fascinating look at the vagabonds that litter the solar system, Hear from experts like David Levy and Carolyn Shoemaker, discoverers of a comet that collided with Jupiter.
|Studio Name:||A&E Home Video|
|DVD Release Date:||05/19/2009|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||100 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Digital Sound|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.2|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.4|
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