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The Super Comet

65 million years ago, dinosaurs were wiped out by a gigantic asteroid. We could soon be next. We don’t know when it will happen or where the asteroid will strike. We only know that it will happen — sometime — perhaps in 1,000 years or perhaps tomorrow. Will it be the end of mankind?

Through the eyes of a young astronomer, we experience this catastrophic event. On discovering the asteroid on collision course with Earth, he tries to give a warning, but in vain. He survives, but this is just the beginning. The impact results in an eclipse of the sun leading to a global winter and the extinction of many life forms.

This drama documentary will depict the scientific background to the catastrophe, with all its consequences for our planet. This is the end of an era, but also the beginning of a new one — the age of the conquerors.

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Gruppe 5 for ZDF, Discovery Communications, France Télévisions and ZDF Enterprises
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