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Title:
Asteroids deadly impact
Author:
Weinreich, Eitan.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Washington, D.C.] : National Geographic : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
"Asteroids and comets: Every year, millions of these 'stray bullets' streak the skies, and tons of small meteorites strike our planet! Some 65 million years ago, dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the earth in what many believe was the aftermath of a massive comet collision. Could something like this happen again? Scientists believe that the impact of an asteroid only a mile wide would be globally catastrophic. Join extraordinary geologist Eugene Shoemaker and his wife Carolyn who have remapped the heavens with their discoveries of more than 30 comets and hundreds of asteroids. Now that we know what's out there, how can we defend ourselves?"--Publisher's website.
General Note:
For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Not rated.
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National Geographic video.
ISBN:
9780792232315
UPC:
727994750543
Format :
DVD

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This National Geographic documentary examines the asteroid impact theories of Eugene and Carol Shoemaker. This couple discovered the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet, and they also put forth a theory that a one-mile-wide asteroid, if it hit earth, would destroy all life on the planet. National Geographic: Asteroid - Deadly Impact shows how the Shoemakers came to their conclusion by examining existing craters. Several noted experts in the field offer their opinions on the likelihood of a fatal asteroid hitting Earth. Robbie Robertson narrates. ~ Ed Atkinson, Rovi


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