Mark your calendar and set your DVRs/Tivos, so you don’t miss ”How to Kill an Asteroid” episode of Man Vs. The Universe. The show will air Wednesday, August 20th on The Science Channel at 10pm ET/PT (USA).
“How to Kill an Asteroid”
Asteroids have decimated life on Earth before and they will again. Across the globe, scientists, engineers and astronauts are gearing up for a cosmic battle to hunt asteroids and prevent them from hitting us. In this episode, viewers will meet the experts building new telescopes and space probes to detect the estimated one million asteroids out there that could wipe out an entire city. We’ll explore plans to knock an incoming asteroid off course with a kamikaze spacecraft, or to shoot asteroids down with giant space lasers. And we go inside the craziest NASA mission ever proposed – to capture an asteroid in deep space with a giant bag and move it to the Moon.
You may remember earlier in the year that the acclaimed indie band Broken Bellsendorsed their support for the Sentinel Mission and donated proceedsfrom their recent tour to further the construction of the Sentinel Space Telescope. Both Brian and James were interviewed, as was Rusty. Ed, Rusty and the band members will be featured in this episode. We hope you can check it out!
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