WHAT: Because of the disastrous meteor that just exploded over Russia, many people are curious to learn more about these objects from space – are they a continuing, serious threat? To explore this “what if” scenario and what could possibly result from a meteor strike, The Weather Channel will air a special encore viewing of its new “Deadliest Space Weather” episode ‘Meteors.’
‘Meteor’ synopsis: The weather seems has become more extreme in recent years, from violent tornadoes and hurricanes to torrential rains, devastating droughts and bone-chilling blizzards. But the effects of those severe weather events pale in comparison to a meteor falling from the sky. These menacing rocks are perhaps the single greatest natural disaster to threaten Earth. They can violently alter our atmosphere and climate, as well as threaten our very existence. From golf ball-sized rocks crashing through homes to Mount Everest-sized boulders triggering mass extinctions, no one is safe from their wrath. In this episode of “Deadliest Space Weather,” we explore the potential impact and aftermath of a meteor strike.
· TONIGHT, Friday, Feb. 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET (repeating at midnight ET)
· At 9:30 p.m. ET (repeating at 12:30 a.m. ET), an encore of “Deadliest Space Weather’s” ‘Venus’ episode, which references meteors and their impact on the formation of Venus.
· “Deadliest Space Weather” airs on The Weather Channel
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