Science Channel Airing World Premiere Special 'Russian Meteor Explosion'

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February 15th, 2013

via press release:

SCIENCE CHANNEL AIRING WORLD PREMIERE SPECIAL

 

RUSSIAN METEOR EXPLOSION

 

TOMORROW - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 at 8PM ET/PT

 

Science Channel is offering an exclusive and unprecedented look at the amazing celestial event which took place TODAY.

 

The world premiere of the special RUSSIAN METEOR EXPLOSION debuts tomorrow, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 at 8PM ET/PT on Science Channel.

 

Earlier today, a meteor weighing nearly 11 tons streaked across the sky and broke up Friday morning over the Russian mountain city of Chelyabinsk, 900 miles from the center of Moscow with the power equal to that of an atomic bomb.  Sonic blasts and tremendous shock waves smashed windows, collapsed roofs and injured nearly 1000 people.  The intense flash of light and intensity was recorded by bystanders in nations hundreds of miles away.   Meanwhile, a 13-story-size asteroid will pass within 17,100 miles of Earth this weekend before heading off into space.

 

Are the two related?  Is there more to come?  How do we prepare?   Join Science Channel as we dare to ask these tough questions and more with our group of scientists, physicists, astronomers and expert minds from around the globe as we take a deeper dive into this other worldly phenomenon and what is next on the horizon for our planet’s future.

RUSSIAN METEOR EXPLOSION

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 at 8PM ET/PT

ONLY ON SCIENCE CHANNEL

 
  • romo

    Think i will watch my “Armegeddon” bluray tonite.

    Steve Buscemi is a trip in it.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    2012 end of the world will be delayed for two months by our commercial message… :-)

    I always wondered if the “end of the world” would be STARTED in 2012 by something no one actually notices, with the ACTUAL “end of the world” coming later! :-)

  • Jeff Grimshaw

    Is the Russian meteor event tied to the near miss asteroid event? No way! Obviously you haven’t been watching CNN anchor Deb Feyerick. The correct correlation is that the asteroid near miss event is a direct result of climate change!!!!!! Go, CNN, GO!

  • coolioni

    Doesn’t the earth have an early warning system that is supposed to detect things like this before it happens ?
    You would think they would know that a meteor this size was heading into the atmosphere.

  • Annonimous

    Russian media in frenzy. My relatives freaking out.

  • Bjm

    The early warning system was busy watching the asteroid. Apparently no one even knew the meteor was even around. I can imagine those who were affected by that meteor are not going to sleep well for a few days.

  • TVGuy

    @Richard Steven Hack: I always figured the beginning of the end was on November 6, 2012.

  • Terryjackson1NYC

    @TVGuy

    Sure. It could have been. Fortunately, though, Romney lost.

  • Manforld

    Why do people act like this is the first time a meteorite crashed into earth? and don’t get me started on all this end of the wood nonsense.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Manforld: Well, this IS the largest meteor explosion since the Tunguska event a hundred years ago. This one was a 500-kiloton blast according to revised NASA estimates. Russia was fortunate that it exploded in the air. The Tunguska object destroyed over 800 square miles.

    Imagine that landing in the middle of New York (statistically improbable, of course, given the size of the Earth, but still…)

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