Wonders of the Universe: Cosmic Catastrophes (1996)

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The night sky is a battleground. From explosions to collisions, our dim view has been violently shaped, broken, and re-formed time and again. Wonders of the Universe: Cosmic Catastrophes relives the brutal forces at work. Viewers are treated to a new image of an asteroid hitting the Earth while the camera explores existing craters here and on Mars. Uranus' run-in with a protoplanet and the formation of a supernova also take center stage. The dramatic ending features the death of the sun and a possible finale to life in the Galaxy.