They cross the solar system and hold 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, METEORS explores what likely happened 65-million years ago, when an object plowed into the Yucatan Peninsula. See how certain spectacular meteor falls advanced our understanding of what they are and the danger that they pose. Meet leading experts, astronomers and geologists like David Levy and Carolyn Shoemaker, co-discoverers of a comet that fell into Jupiter in 1994. And talk to NASA scientists possible ways to move Earth-threatening asteroids and comets out of our way. Because it isn't a question of if the next deadly impact will take place, but when.
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