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[03/31/09 - 06:58 AM]
Science Channel's Meteorite Men Takes Viewers on Quest for Extraterrestrial Treasure
The one-hour special airs Sunday, May 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from Science Channel]

SCIENCE CHANNEL'S METEORITE MEN TAKES VIEWERS ON QUEST FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL TREASURE

-- New One-Hour Special World Premieres Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 9 PM (ET/PT) --

(Silver Spring, Md.) � For thousands of years meteorites have slammed into the earth's surface, each one carrying an invaluable record of the very beginnings of the solar system. But finding meteorites, some buried over centuries by thick layers of dirt and sediment, is no easy task. Now, Science Channel is bringing viewers on a search for these alien treasures and revealing these lost pieces of our universe for the first time in METEORITE MEN, world premiering Sunday, May 10 at 9 PM (ET/PT).

Modern day treasure hunters Geoff Notkin and Steve Arnold have travelled the world for years to search as a team for remnants of ancient meteorites. In METEORITE MEN, viewers find the pair in Brenham, Kansas where for more than a century pieces of a large meteorite that fell thousands of years ago have been unearthed.

The farm fields of this area in Kansas are known in the business of meteorite hunting as strewn fields, because the meteor literally breaks into pieces upon entry into the earth's atmosphere and scatters across a very large region. It is a holy ground for anyone searching for meteorites. More have fallen in this area (per square mile) than anywhere in the United States. Using advanced metal detection equipment Arnold and Notkin work tirelessly to find the meteorite pieces that have yet to be discovered. When successful, the team donates a portion of every find to science.

Steve Arnold is a professional meteorite hunter and entrepreneur. Since 1992 Arnold has made a career of selling, trading, and brokering meteorites, and worked with many prominent museum curators, scientists and private collectors to help them enhance meteorite collections. Over the years his dedication to making new discoveries has helped further the study of meteoritics. While exploring a wheat field in Kiowa County, Kansas, Arnold unearthed a 1,430-pound Brenham meteorite that is the largest oriented pallasite ever found. Although most of his meteorite hunting and recovery expeditions have taken place within the United States, his passion for adventure has taken him to Oman, Chile, London, Paris, Argentina and Peru.

Geoff Notkin is a professional meteorite hunter, science writer and photographer. He has traveled to more than 40 countries and some of the world's most remote locations including Chile's Atacama Desert, Iceland, England, Mexico and the Middle East in search of elusive and valuable space rocks. He has authored more than 60 published articles on meteoritics, paleontology, adventure travel, history and the arts and is currently at work on a memoir about his life as a meteorite hunter.

METEORITE MEN is produced for Science Channel by LMNO Cable Group. Eric Schotz and Ruth Rivin are executive producers for LMNO Cable Group and John Grassie is executive producer for Science Channel.

About Science Channel

Science Channel is broadcast 24 hours a day and seven days a week to more than 56 million U.S. homes and simulcast on Science Channel HD. We immerse viewers in the incredible possibilities of science, from string theory and futuristic cities to accidental discoveries and outrageous inventions. We take things apart, peer inside and put things together in new and unexpected ways. We celebrate the trials, errors and brinking moments that change our lives forever. To find out more go to www.sciencechannel.com

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





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