Asteroid

Asteroid

Doomsday or Payday?

DVD - 2014
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From the width of a football field to the size of a small city, the space rocks called asteroids have the potential to be killers. But some asteroids may be loaded with billions of dollars' worth of iron, nickel and even platinum. Will asteroids turn out to be our economic salvation-or instruments of extinction?
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] :, PBS,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781608830077
Branch Call Number: DVD 523.44 A853
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Mar 09, 2015

An examination of asteroids through the solar system, both in terms of dangers and benefits. Experts comment on what we do know of them, why they're hard to track, and what might be learned from them. The documentary also explores the possibility of asteroids as a fuel source for space travel, as well as the threat posed by large asteroids. The Tunguska strike is examined, as is the more recent incident in Siberia, which of course has a wealth of video evidence. Fascinating material, and well presented by PBS.

aaa5756 Apr 20, 2014

PBS has done it again very well done documentary series. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

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“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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