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Asteroid

Will a doomsday rock the size of the Rose Bowl hit Earth in 2036?
Publish Date: Topic: Space + FlightSpace & FlightBrand: NOVA ScienceNOWNOVA ScienceNOW

(This video is no longer available for streaming.) The Apophis asteroid appears in telescopes as nothing more than a moving speck of light. But the latest data tell us that this rock is bigger than the Rose Bowl and is hurtling towards Earth on what could be a collision course. Most unsettling, if it struck it would release the energy of 100 nuclear bombs. NOVA scienceNOW host Neil Tyson investigates this disturbing threat in our solar system.

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