nova meteorstrike 603x452Monday, July 8 at 8 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. A blinding streak of light screaming across the Russian sky, followed by a shuddering blast strong enough to damage buildings and send more than 1000 people to the hospital. On the morning of February 15, 2013, a 7000 ton asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere, exploded and fell to earth across a wide swath near the Ural mountains. According to NASA, the Siberian Meteor, which exploded with the power of 30 Hiroshima bombs, was the largest object to burst in the atmosphere since a 1908 event near Siberia's Tunguska river. That time there were few eyewitnesses and no record of the event except for thousands of acres of flattened trees. This time however the event was captured by countless digital dashboard cameras, which have lately become a common fixture in Russian autos and trucks. Within days, armed with this unprecedented crowd-sourced material, NOVA crews hit the ground in Russia along with impact scientists as they hunt for debris from the explosion and clues to the meteor's origin and makeup.

On Television

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    Aug 01, 2019

    Spiral, Season 6, Episode 5

    Thursday, August 15 at 8 pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay. Laure is sure a teen girl's death is linked to the Mercier murder, but proof is elusive.…
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    Jul 30, 2019

    Woodstock: 50 Years Later

    Tuesday, August 13 at 9 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. For all of us, some moments were so huge that they're still relevant decades later. Same for…
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    Jul 30, 2019

    Mafia Only Kills in Summer, Episode 4

    Tuesday, August 13 at 6 pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay. Massimo convinces his sister that their father should sell some of his land, but the idea…
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    Jul 29, 2019

    Charlottesville

    Monday, August 12 at 9 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. The WCVE PBS Richmond documentary Charlottesville explores the events leading to the tragedies…
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    Jul 22, 2019

    NOVA: The Planets – Inner Worlds

    Monday, August 5 at 8 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. The rocky planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars – were born of similar material around the…

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