How to Survive an Asteroid Strike

This 2017 Discovery Science special, How to Survive an Asteroid Strike, includes an Asteroid Day’s elite group of experts. British cosmologist and astrophysicist Lord Martin Rees, risk and crisis management expert Debbie Lewis and astrophysicist and rock legend Brian May show viewers how to survive an asteroid strike from the small asteroid strikes –like the 2-megaton blast that exploded near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in 2014– to the huge planet-busters like the impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. How to Survive an Asteroid Strike: An Asteroid Day Special will also review the latest developments in planetary defense, Discovery’s involvement in this global movement, and how the United Nations officially declared the 30th of June as International Asteroid Day “to raise awareness of the asteroid threat and unite the human species behind a simple goal: to protect our planet from asteroid impacts.