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NOVA - Season 41 Episode 9 : Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday? (2022)
 
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The asteroid that exploded over Siberia—injuring more than 1,000 and damaging buildings in six cities—was a shocking reminder that Earth is a target in a cosmic shooting range. From the width of a football field to the size of a small city, these space rocks have the potential to be killers. In a collision with Earth, they could set off deadly blast waves, raging fires and colossal tidal waves. But some audacious entrepreneurs look up at asteroids and see payday, not doomsday. Some asteroids are loaded with billions of dollars’ worth of elements like iron, nickel, and platinum. NASA is planning an ambitious mission to return samples from a potentially hazardous asteroid, and would-be asteroid miners are dreaming up their own program to scout for potentially profitable asteroids. Will asteroids turn out to be our economic salvation—or instruments of extinction?
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Seasons: 49Episodes: 933 7.1 TV-MA Trailer
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TV Network:PBS
Release Date:Jan 01, 1970
Last Air Date:Jan 19, 2022
Number of Seasons:49
Number of Episodes:933
Genres:Documentary
NOVA - Season List:
Season 0
1999-07-13
Season 1
1974-03-03
Season 2
1974-11-03
Season 3
1976-01-04
Season 4
1977-01-05
Season 5
1978-01-04
Season 6
1979-01-04
Season 7
1980-01-15
Season 8
1981-01-06
Season 9
1982-01-10
Season 10
1983-01-18
Season 11
1984-01-17
Season 12
1985-01-15
Season 13
1986-01-21
Season 14
1987-01-20
Season 15
1988-01-19
Season 16
1989-01-17
Season 17
1990-01-09
Season 18
1991-01-08
Season 19
1992-01-14
Season 20
1993-01-05
Season 21
1994-01-18
Season 22
1995-01-09
Season 23
1995-10-10
Season 24
1996-10-01
Season 25
1997-10-07
Season 26
1998-10-06
Season 27
1999-10-05
Season 28
2000-10-24
Season 29
2001-10-02
Season 30
2002-09-03
Season 31
2003-09-30
Season 32
2004-09-28
Season 33
2005-09-20
Season 34
2006-09-05
Season 35
2007-10-09
Season 36
2008-10-07
Season 37
2009-10-06
Season 38
2010-10-19
Season 39
2011-09-07
Season 40
2012-10-10
Season 41
2013-09-11
Season 42
2014-09-10
Season 43
2015-09-16
Season 44
2016-09-07
Season 45
2018-01-10
Season 46
2019-01-02
Season 47
2020-02-05
Season 48
2021-01-14
Season 49
2022-01-05