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Impacts—Bringers of Death … or Life?

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Life in Our Universe

Impacts—Bringers of Death … or Life?

Taught by Professor Laird Close | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Delve into the Late Heavy Bombardment period that kept Earth stuck in a lifeless state for 650 million years, then watch an animation demonstrating the K-T impact event that wiped out the dinosaurs. Consider whether it's possible to protect ourselves from asteroids hurtling toward Earth—and why Hollywood gets it all wrong.


August 24, 2015