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Space: Asteroids and Earth #132237

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 17, 1991
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(University of Arizona, Tempe: Jim Slade) Sky search programs for asteroids that might strike the earth featured; scenes shown from film "Meteor"; film shown of damages in Siberia, USSR , from a space object that fell in 1908; theory that asteroid was the coup de grace for the dinosaurs mentioned. [University of Arizona astronomer Tom GEHRELS - describes impact a striking asteroid would have.] [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Ames Research Lab David MORRISON - cites the danger from asteroids.] Computer scanning of what asteroid-searching telescope sees shown.

Reporter(s):
Sawyer, Forrest;
Slade, Jim
Duration:
00:03:10

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