It's the biggest impact event in modern times. On the morning of Feb. 15, 2013, a meteorite streaked across the Russian sky, raining fireballs and causing a shock wave at impact that smashed windows, damaged buildings and injured more than 1000 people. Discovery goes behind-the-scenes of this shocking fireball crash in the all-new special FIRE IN THE SKY: A DAILY PLANET SPECIAL. Premiering Friday, February 15 at 7 p.m. ET and repeating on Sunday, February 17 at 7 p.m. ET, the special will be anchored by DAILY PLANET co-hosts Ziya Tong and Dan Riskin and will look at all the angles behind the disaster - the biggest impact since the Tungska event - as we uncover the mystery of its descent and the power of its blast.
Fire in the Sky: A Daily Planet Special
Highlights from FIRE IN THE SKY: A DAILY PLANET SPECIAL include:
The Science of Impact Theory
What happens when an meteorite hurtles down to earth? Some are the size of a peanut...and some weigh more than a car or fridge! DAILY PLANET visits the SANDIA NATIONAL LAB to find out the science behind impact theory and its potential devastation.
Danger From Space
What's the probability of something taking the Earth out, Armageddon-style? DAILY PLANET examines all the stats and metrics related to a potential extinction level event.
DAILY PLANET meets up with an asteroid tracker and we ask: how do you spot these near earth objects and how this one was missed?
Keeping Earth Safe
From spacecraft's that can track an asteroids every move to lasers that could knock a meteor off its path...DAILY PLANET finds out how to keep our planet safe from a possible impact event!
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