What Are The Chances Of Being Hit By A Meteorite?

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Only one human in recent history has been hit by a meteorite. But, you know, a giant one was probably responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, so the possibility of one doing the same to you has to make you curious. Explore this disturbing notion with Joe Hanson, Ph.D in the video below.

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