When MIT grad student Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe) discovers an asteroid is set to collide with Earth in 186 days, he joins forces with tech billionaire Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera) and the U.S. government to try and stop it - and together they stumble onto the greatest conspiracy never told.
Did You Know?
The Chelyabinsk meteor mentioned in this episode was a real world event that occurred in February 13, 2013. A meteor approximately 20 meters in diameter entered Earth's atmosphere over the Chelyabinsk region in Russia, exploding 30 kilometers above the ground with 30 times the force of the Hiroshima bomb. The resulting shockwave caused significant damage throughout the region, shattering windows and even causing some roofs to collapse. As stated in the episode, about a thousand people were injured, mostly by flying glass. Real dash cam footage of the explosion is included in the episode. See more
Near the end of the episode, Zoe asks Liam to tell her about the stars. Liam points at the sky and points out Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. The fact that it the brightest star in the night sky is true. The fact that it is visible at that time of year in the northern hemisphere, is not.
This story takes place in the near Washington D.C, likely during the month of June (given the fact that the characters are outside at night in shirtsleeves and the main character's daughter is graduating high school). Sirius is not visible during the summer months in the northern hemisphere. It is only visible in the southern hemisphere from May through October. An MIT grad student in astrophysics would have known that and not have made that statement. See more
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