Register for an account

X

Enter your name and email address below.

Your email address is used to log in and will not be shared or sold. Read our privacy policy.

X

Website access code

Enter your access code into the form field below.

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition.

The Sciences

Sneak Peak: The Bad Astronomer Blows Things Up

DiscoblogBy Eliza StricklandAugust 27, 2010 7:55 PM

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news

What happens when you give a brainy, hyperactive astronomer his own TV show? Well first off, explosions happen. The excitement here at Discover headquarters is palpable--only three days until we get to watch our Bad Astronomy blogger, Phil Plait, tear up the Discovery Channel with his new TV show, Bad Universe. In the inaugural episode Phil examines the threat of an asteroid impact on Earth, and gets his hands on a whole lot--seriously, a whole truckload--of explosives to model the potential disaster. But it's not all doom and gloom; he also explains what we can do "to keep an impact from ruining our whole day," as he says. The show premieres this Sunday, August 29th at 10 p.m. Here's a sneak peak:

3 Free Articles Left

Want it all? Get unlimited access when you subscribe.

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Register or Log In

Want unlimited access?

Subscribe today and save 70%

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Register or Log In