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Meteor Strike: Fireball from Space

This film looks at the human cost of the recent meteorite strike in Russia and the science that could save the world. On a cold February morning in 2013, in a remote region of Russia, the earth shook with the force of 30 Hiroshima atomic bombs. Just how could an asteroid sneak past all the world’s telescopes and air-burst over an unsuspecting town, blowing out windows and injuring close to 1000 people? We follow leading astrophysicists into the exclusion zone as they investigate the extraordinary series of cosmic events that led to not one but two asteroids approaching the earth that day. We also see NASA’s latest plans to defend our planet.

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2013
wpcf-producer:
Andrew Barron
wpcf-executive-producer:
Stuart Carter, Robert Strange
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Andrew Barron
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UK
wpcf-production-company:
Pioneer Productions
wpcf-broadcaster:
Channel 4
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