Science Channel Special to Focus on Russian Meteor

by on February 15, 2013

in Entertainment

Still from 1998 movie Amageddon

If you live in a cave you might not know about the meteor that scarred the skies yesterday, then you missed something!  And if you did see the news, and have more curiosity about the event and the rock that graced the skies of Russia, the Science Channel is going to bring you some answers.

In a stunningly fast turn-around that makes even TMZ look slacking, the Science Channel will be airing a special on the Russian meteor called RUSSIAN METEOR EXPLOSION.

The special will touch on the 11 ton rock, and if it’s related to the asteroid that passed close by Earth several hours afterwards.

Check out the press release below:

SCIENCE CHANNEL AIRING WORLD PREMIERE SPECIAL

RUSSIAN METEOR EXPLOSION

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

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