Show Notes

Decipher Media hosts looking in the wrong direction with a telescope

Citizen Astronomy

People. Computers. Computer vision. KIC 8462852.


Extinction level events. Dinosaur impact. Impactor scales.

Impactor Types

Meteors, meteorites, meteors, comets, asteroids.

Avoiding Impacts

Gentle (nuclear bombs), and less gentle (gravity tug) methods of redirecting impactors.

Earth Impacts

Tunguska, dinosaur impact. The difference between a small number of large impacts and a large number of small ones.

Humanity’s Fate

Floods, atmospheric disruption, a world aflame from the heat of a million impactors.


  • science fiction, 
  • science, 
  • citizen astronomy, 
  • astronomy, 
  • exctinction events, 
  • meteors, 
  • kt extinction event, 
  • space impactors