Super Comet: On a Strange Planet | Part 2

Dec 11, 2023 | Science, Technology, Videos

In the vast expanse of time, Earth has experienced numerous catastrophic events, many of which have drastically altered life as we know it. One such event occurred 65 million years ago, when an asteroid struck the planet and wiped out the dinosaurs. But what if it were to happen again? What if we were next? This is the premise of a gripping documentary that explores the potential consequences of such a disaster.
The documentary follows the story of a young astronomer who discovers an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. Despite his efforts to warn the world, the asteroid strikes and the impact results in an eclipse of the sun. This leads to a global winter, the extinction of many life-forms, and an end to an era. But it is also the beginning of a new one – the age of the conquerors.
The first part of this documentary depicts the scientific background to the catastrophe, with all its consequences for mankind and the natural world. It raises thought-provoking questions about our future and the challenges we may face. It is not a question of if, but when such an event will occur, and the documentary takes us on a riveting journey that will leave us spellbound.
The second part of the documentary takes us to the year 2007, where an asteroid hits the earth in the Mexican province of Yucatan. The impact causes the planet to burst into flames, and humankind is catapulted into a very dark age. This re-enacted docudrama describes what happens 5, 10, 30, 60, and 80 days, and lastly, 4 months after the impact. Most life is extinguished within hundreds of kilometers of the crater, and the entire earth sinks into darkness. Paris, New York, Hawaii, and countless other places are all in complete darkness, and all plant life dies out as a result of the lack of sunlight. Temperatures fall much below anything ever experienced before, and many survivors are left completely alone and must fend for themselves.
This documentary is a must-watch for anyone interested in astronomy, environmental science, and our planet’s future. It offers insight and knowledge that you won’t find anywhere else. So why wait? Sit back, relax, and let yourself be awe-inspired by this stunning documentary. You won’t be disappointed.

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