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What Hollywood gets wrong (and right!) about asteroids

In the 1998 movie, “Armageddon,” an asteroid the width of Texas is about to hit Earth. The heroes who stop it in just the nick of time are a group of orange-suited Americans, all men.

But life isn’t always like the movies.

In the newest episode of UC’s award-winning Fig. 1 video series, meet Kirsten Howley, the real-life Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory astrophysicist working to prevent “Armageddon.”

Read the article and see the video at the UC Newsroom

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