By most measures, Deep Impact is only America’s second-favourite asteroid movie of 1998, but it’s more than just a couple of months that set it apart from Armageddon.
An astronomer tells Yahoo that she still gets questions about the movie constantly.
Directors may tell us they constantly strive for accuracy, but that’s definitely not always the case when it comes to movie science.
With the 20th anniversary of the theatrical premiere of "Armageddon" upon us July 1, we present highlights from the hilarious must-listen audio commentary track that was included with the 1999 disc.
Unlike Hollywood, the boffins at NASA know their onions when it comes to space travel, and some movies just don't stand up to scrutiny.
“Although the annual probability of a human being killed from an extra-terrestrial impactor is estimated to be about one in a million, if a very large one were to collide with Earth then this is probably the most-likely candidate for a global-changing event,” says Dr. Faure Walker, from the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction at University College London.