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Doomsday Scenarios Play Out in New Show

Jess Baker | TWC
Published: March 13, 2013

Admit it. You held your breath a little on Dec. 21, 2012 -- the most recent day marked as the "end of the world."

(PHOTOS: Meteor Explodes Over Russian Skies)

The world, of course, did not end, but 2013 has seen its share of "what if" scenarios. From a meteorite breaking apart over western Russia to earth's closest call with an asteroid yet, the new year has only escalated the fervor surrounding end of days prophecy.

But the end to life as we know it isn't just for Hollywood or science fiction novels. Every day we live and breathe among disasters waiting to happen. The Weather Channel's new series "Forecasting the End" dives into the hair-raising theories behind earth-ending science. Hear how disasters like super-volcanoes, mega-tsunamis and deadly solar flares aren't as far-fetched as you think.

(MORE: Asteroid Makes Incredibly Close Fly-by)

Don't miss the premiere of "Forecasting the End" Thursday, March 21 at 9 p.m. eastern. Right now, catch a glimpse of the series with the videos above or learn more at this link.

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