Doomsday Scenarios, episode 1: Can an asteroid destroy earth?

January 14, 2022
23 min
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Doomsday Scenarios, episode 1: Can an asteroid destroy earth?

Doomsday Scenarios, episode 1: Can an asteroid destroy earth?

January 14, 2022
23 min
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CATEGORY: Society & Culture
We're starting a mini series on KYW Newsradio In Depth called Doomsday Scenarios, where we ask very smart people if this, that, or the other thing could destroy life as we know it. Today: could an asteroid strike earth with enough mass and force to kill the planet? How much should we be concerned about this actually happening? How big would something have to be to do catastrophic damage to the planet? Could we actually do anything to prevent this? Our guest is Dr. Eric Jensen, Professor of astronomy at Swarthmore College and friend of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices