Meteors-Fire in the Sky
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Meteors, comets, and asteroids cross the solar system offering 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? Meteors: Fire in the Sky explores what likely happened 65 million years ago, when a meteor plowed into Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, sparking a global catastrophe. Find out how certain spectacular meteor impacts advanced our understanding of what these mysterious space rocks actually are and what kind of danger they pose. Meet leading experts, including David Levy and Carolyn Shoemaker, co-discoverers of a comet that fell into Jupiter in 1994, and talk to NASA scientists about possible ways to move Earth-threatening asteroids and comets out of our planet's path. Featuring elaborate animation and live-action footage, this fascinating interplanetary journey reveals how it isn't a question of if - but when - the next powerful meteor impact will take place.