Russian Meteor Explosion Special Hits Science Channel This Weekend

By Jessica Rawden 2013-02-15 23:38:49 discussion comments
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Meteors the size of buses don’t typically come crashing into the atmosphere without warning—especially not on the same day that an even larger meteor was expected to shoot past the Earth at very close range. Friday’s freak meteor accident in Siberia left hundreds and hundreds of people injured and even more broken windows. Numerous people were even hospitalized when the 11-ton meteor hit the population of Chelyabinsk, Russia. Now, the Space Channel is putting together a special to explore Friday’s big event.

The Science Channel isn’t wasting any time, either. Russian Meteor Explosion will premiere on Saturday, February 16, 2013. If you’re any good with dates, you’ll know that the 16th is tomorrow. According to LA Times, the Science Channel hired physicists, scientists, and even astronomers to take a look at Friday’s events. Not only will audiences get a chance to look more in depth into what happened, the professionals will also consider what other ramifications an 11-ton meteor may have had.

Unless you are a science fanatic, there aren’t usually a ton of reasons to tune in to the Science Channel, although that may be changing soon, since the network has recently earned the syndication rights to Fox’s cult hit, Fringe. However, the meteor was a very real and very surprising incident and Saturday’s special will provide an opportunity for audiences to come together and consider the gravity of the situation.

Audiences can catch Russian Meteor Explosion on Saturday, February 16 at 8 p.m. ET.
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