65 million years ago a huge piece of space rock crashed into the Earth, wiping out countless species of dinosaurs.
Today, asteroids are constantly on a collision course with the planet you call home. Some make a dramatic landing, others are almost missed.
Are we properly prepared for a? Armageddon or Strong impact scaled meteorite, or are we destined to walk the path of the dinosaurs?
The Australian astrophysicist Brad Tucker is so concerned that he is lobbying the US Congress for action.
The second episode of L & # 39; Apocalypse, a three-part series on Science Friction. Three episodes and three huge natural events that could radically change life as we know it.
The dott. Brad Tucker states that the asteroids that hit the Earth have made the craters larger than the entire territory of the Australian capital. (ABC Carl Smith)
The keen astronomer John Broughton standing under a telescope dome he built on the side of his home on the Gold Coast in Queensland. (ABC Carl Smith)
Dr Brad Tucker
Astrophysicist and cosmologist
Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
Prof Carrie Nugent
Asteroid hunter and space physicist
Olin College of Engineering, USA
Planetary Defense Officer
Reedy Creek Observatory, Gold Coast, QLD
The Earth is at risk after the cuts have closed the comet detection program, the scientists warn (Michael Safi, The Guardian, 2014)
Planetary defense, NASA (NASA, 2019)
NEOWISE celebrates five years of asteroid data (NASA, 2019)
Adventures of an asteroid hunter (Carrie Nugent, TED talks, 2016)
SPACEPOD Podcasts (Carrie Nugent)
Reporter: Carl Smith
speakers: Natasha Mitchell and Carl Smith
manufacturers: Carl Smith and Natasha Mitchell
Sound engineer: Brendan O & # 39; Neill
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