NOVA Examines Recent Meteor Strike
PBS's acclaimed NOVA series has made herculean efforts to quickly produce high quality documentaries based on recent discoveries and events. Tonight NOVA will preempt the originally scheduled episode to present "Meteor Strike," chronicling the Siberian meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains in February. The program can be seen tonight at 8 on KMOS-TV's channel 6.1
The February 15th meteor weighed an estimated 7,000 tons and exploded with the power of 30 Hiroshima bombs. It was the largest object to burst into the atmosphere since 1908, when a similar event flattened hundreds of square miles of forest near Siberia's Tunguska River. Tonight's program will examine how "lucky" we were to have been spared the devastation of Tunguska, or even the Earth impacting meteor credited with extinguishing the dinosaurs some 65-million years ago.
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