Cretaceous asteroid Armageddon set fire to TV screens in ‘Dinosaur Apocalypse’

On a fateful day some 66 million years ago, a 7.5-mile (12-kilometer) wide space rock struck Earth, triggering a series of events that ended the dinosaur era. From a dinosaur perspective, this is one of the most unfortunate days to live on Earth, and a new TV special is reconstructing what happened using freshly uncovered evidence.

“Apocalypse of the Dinosaurs,” part of NOVA’s science series, airs in two parts starting May 11 on PBS. In the documentary, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, you will follow paleontologists as they excavate new fossils, and then watch their discoveries play with dinosaurs displayed by computer-generated images (CGI).

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