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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