Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the sixth episode of the fifth season of the highly acclaimed documentary series “The Universe” currently airing on the History Channel.
The latest instalment of the series looks at the asteroids and the impact they have or had on life now and before. What can spacecraft tell us about these vermin roaming through the solar system? Will human civilization one day colonize the Asteroids and use them to voyage to the stars?
We have all heard of massive boulders hurtling toward our planet, but could we be heading straight into one instead? Find out whether President Obama is sending the next manned space mission to an asteroid.
Author’s Note: In the past year there have been three separate impact events on Jupiter.
The Universe – Asteroid Attack