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NOVA: Day The Dinosaurs Died

Airs Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 at 9 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV + Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2

Attack of the asteroid on the Earth. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.

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Above: Attack of the asteroid on the Earth. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.

NOVA investigates how an asteroid vanquished the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

Join scientists as they drill into the impact crater and, for the first time, reconstruct the hell on earth that unfolded in the minutes, hours and months after the impact.

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66 million years ago, a seven-mile-wide asteroid collided with Earth, triggering a chain of events that coincide with the end of the dinosaurs. But experts have long debated exactly what happened when the asteroid struck and how the giant beasts met their end. Now, scientists have uncovered compelling new clues about the catastrophe.

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