Friday, February 15, 2013

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors in Film and Fiction

A meteor exploded above the Chelyabinsk region in Russia's Ural Mountains today. Very scary stuff. But what frightens us in real life thrills us in fiction, even things that fall from the sky. Near-Earth objects and their potential for disaster stir our imaginations and inspire writers and filmmakers to create fantasies both credible and incredible. Check out these books and DVDs about near-earth objects and their potential for disaster.


Tracy G. said...

I never realized there were so many stories about meteors!

Linda K. said...

I love the special effects in both the Day After Tomorrow - ice literally eating up the city of New York - and the crazy scene in 2012 with John Cusack racing to climb on the plane to escape the earth falling away beneath him. Great stuff!

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