In honor of International Asteroid Day, the Discovery Center is doing a special showing of Impact Earth!
Impact Earth teaches about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets. Experience the effects of the Chixulub and Tungusta events, plus the Pallasite impact that resulted in the Brenham meteorite fall.
Impact Earth also describes ways that asteroid hunters seek new objects in the solar system, and how ground penetrating radar is used to find meteorites that have survived to the Earth’s surface.
Narrated by astronaut Tom Jones, the show also discusses ways that humans might try to deflect an asteroid or comet that is on a collision course with Earth.
Recommended for ages 8 and up