Gaspra_largeI've been watching a lot of space-related programming lately. I loved a few episodes of "Through The Worm Hole" with Morgan Freeman that I was able to catch on the Science channel, and so I looked for it on Netflix this past week. Unfortunately, it was not available, so I soaked in "How The Universe Works" with Mike Rowe and "Into The Universe" with Stephen Hawking instead. Both of them were also excellent.
Leaps in our knowledge about the universe and improvements in computer graphics have really helped tell the story of space in a way that has not been possible before. The shows inspired me to dedicate a week's worth of playlists to space. For the first list in the series I've chosen the asteroid.
Asteroids are remnants of collisions, explosions, or space dust formed into a solid mass by gravity. There are many that orbit our sun, and it's inevitable that one will eventually come on a collision course with Earth. It's the stuff of disaster movies. Luckily, most astronomers believe we don't have to worry about a collision for some time. And hopefully, by the time we do, we will have technology to change a planet-killing asteroid's path. Many scientists believe that it was a 10-kilometer wide asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs when one struck by the Yucatan peninsula 65 million years ago, and there is even a theory that it was an asteroid that brought the building blocks of life itself to Earth.
This playlist includes 10 "asteroid" songs, what would you add?
1. Asteroid - Killing Joke
2. Asteroids - Fetchin' Bones
3. Asteroid - Kyuss
4. Asteroid - Passafire
5. Asteroid - Bulletboys
6. Asteriods - Why Not
7. Asteroids - Ralph Buckley
8. Asteroids - The Real Tuesday Weld
9. Asteroid Attack - Luna Vegas
10. Asteroid Agenda - Tangerine Dream
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