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Meteors: Fire in the Sky DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 100 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: April 24, 2005

Elaborate computer graphics and visits to impact sites worldwide highlight this look at the extra-terrestrial visitors that have helped shape our planet.

  • 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.

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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