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Will Apophis Hit Earth in 2036? NASA Rejects Russian Report
Space.com via Yahoo! News ^ | Mon Feb 7 2011 | Michelle Bryner

Posted on 02/07/2011 1:11:28 PM PST by arderkrag

In 2004, NASA scientists announced that there was a chance that Apophis, an asteroid larger than two football fields, could smash into Earth in 2029. A few additional observations and some number-crunching later, astronomers noted that the chance of the planet-killer hitting Earth in 2029 was nearly zilch.

Now, reports out of Russia say that scientists there estimate Apophis will collide with Earth on April 13, 2036. These reports conflict on the probability of such a doomsday event, but the question remains: How scared should we be?

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Reference; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: apophis; catastrophism; revelation
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Rev. 8:10-11 - And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
1 posted on 02/07/2011 1:11:31 PM PST by arderkrag
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To: arderkrag
Sometimes I think people just make this $#!7 up.
2 posted on 02/07/2011 1:13:49 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: arderkrag

He's dead.

3 posted on 02/07/2011 1:13:49 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: arderkrag

Guess we won’t have to worry about Social Security becoming insolvent after all.


4 posted on 02/07/2011 1:14:07 PM PST by Raebie
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To: arderkrag

If all goes well, I’ll be 81 years old that day, probably be the biggest event of my life.


5 posted on 02/07/2011 1:16:10 PM PST by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: arderkrag
Maybe it will hit, maybe it won't. But, one thing is certain. An E.L.E. has happened in Earth's past (perhaps several time), and it will - statistically speaking - happen sometime again in the future.
6 posted on 02/07/2011 1:18:05 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: arderkrag

IMO, if an asteroid is to take out the Earth, it has yet to be discovered and will almost literally come from nowhere. Scientific calculations today on known asteroids can pretty accurately determine orbit etc.

It could be discovered tomorrow, or conversely, not for 1000 years.

All we have to do is buy carbon credits from manbearpig and he’ll make it all go away.


7 posted on 02/07/2011 1:19:07 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (A well armed lamb will contest the vote)
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To: arderkrag

Great, I’ll be 68 and ready to retire. So, if I do manage to recover from Zero and his mis-managment of our country; this will ruin things anyway.

Right now, the best retirement I can hope for Mrs. Hodar, is that I develop a fast moving form of cancer. With my insurance, I’m worth far more dead than alive.


8 posted on 02/07/2011 1:20:33 PM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: arderkrag

4/13/2036....That’ll be my 77th birthday....if I live that long.


9 posted on 02/07/2011 1:20:57 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: antiRepublicrat

LOL beat me to it and a fine job SG1 did too


10 posted on 02/07/2011 1:21:49 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: arderkrag

Maybe, but we won’t be around to see it.

After all, the world as we know it is pretty much ending on December 21, 2012, isn’t it?

;-)


11 posted on 02/07/2011 1:22:05 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: exnavy

I’ll be in my mid 70s and I’ll be pretty much ready. Maybe I’ll take up drinking again the day before or something.


12 posted on 02/07/2011 1:24:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: arderkrag
April 13th, 2036 is Easter Sunday. That would be some Easter egg. I'll be 71, if I make it...
13 posted on 02/07/2011 1:24:11 PM PST by Jack of all Trades (Stop the change - I want to get off!)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
"IMO, if an asteroid is to take out the Earth, it has yet to be discovered and will almost literally come from nowhere."

Didn't they (astronomers) discover one just last summer only days before it passed in-between the Earth and the Moon?

I don't think is was an extinction-sized asteroid, but more of a city-killer, like the Russian asteroid from the turn of last century.

14 posted on 02/07/2011 1:24:17 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: arderkrag

I’m sure that if it happens, God has a reason for it.


15 posted on 02/07/2011 1:25:49 PM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: OldDeckHand

I believe they did, hence my statement. Whatever is gonna take out this Earth (Asteroid-wise) ain’t yet been discovered.


16 posted on 02/07/2011 1:26:05 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (A well armed lamb will contest the vote)
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To: WayneS; The Comedian

November 3, 2008


17 posted on 02/07/2011 1:26:05 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 748 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: cripplecreek
"I’ll be in my mid 70s and I’ll be pretty much ready."

Please. You're never going to see 70. An Obama death-panel will see to that.

There's going to be a whole new meaning to the phrase, "retirement age". Think Soylet Green, only with much less Charlton Heston.

18 posted on 02/07/2011 1:26:59 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: arderkrag
Perminov said he had heard from a scientist that Apophis is getting closer and may hit the planet. "I don't remember exactly, but it seems to me it could hit the Earth by 2032," he said.

I kid you not

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/30/russia-plan-save-earth-asteroid

19 posted on 02/07/2011 1:29:43 PM PST by Tread EZ (God bless you and yours)
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To: arderkrag

Possible impact points in 2036

Predicted yield: 510 megatons, about 2.5 times that of Krakatoa in 1883 and ~50 times that of Tunguska in 1908.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/99942_Apophis

20 posted on 02/07/2011 1:30:47 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Hodar
Right now, the best retirement I can hope for Mrs. Hodar, is that I develop a fast moving form of cancer. With my insurance, I’m worth far more dead than alive.

Me too, but...

"Mind that bus!"
"What bus?"
*splat*

...won't rack up enough medical bills to wipe out your insurance and foreclose your house.

21 posted on 02/07/2011 1:33:17 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 748 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: arderkrag
What the hell does NASA know, anyway?

Their mission is now Muslim reachout!

22 posted on 02/07/2011 1:34:22 PM PST by Redleg Duke (We didn't limit out, but we nailed a bunch of RATS!)
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To: OldDeckHand

If that’s the case I’m takin some wippersnappers with me.


23 posted on 02/07/2011 1:34:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: arderkrag

It doesn’t matter anyway.

Scientists already stated in the 1990s that we only had 10 years before climate change was irreversible and would kill us all.


24 posted on 02/07/2011 1:35:39 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: arderkrag
In Egyptian mythology, Apophis was the "counterpart" to the creator, the Sun God (Ra). That would sort of make him the "Moon God", would it not?

Hmm, that's quite a coincidence...

25 posted on 02/07/2011 1:39:11 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: markman46

The funny thing is that SG1 stopped an asteroid that Apophis set on a collision course with Earth. They enveloped it in the hyper field of a Goa’uld cargo ship so it passed harmlessly through the planet.


26 posted on 02/07/2011 1:40:54 PM PST by Kellis91789 (There's a reason the mascot of the Democratic Party is a jackass.)
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To: arderkrag

The Book of Revelation: basically, it’s World of Warcraft for fundamentalist Christians.


27 posted on 02/07/2011 1:41:16 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: OldDeckHand

It would be a shame if such a city-killer fell on Mecca.


28 posted on 02/07/2011 1:42:45 PM PST by Kellis91789 (There's a reason the mascot of the Democratic Party is a jackass.)
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To: arderkrag

Amen! That’s why I’m not worried in any of this...When the Holy Ghost leaves- I will be taken up!


29 posted on 02/07/2011 1:47:54 PM PST by Leader_Of_The _Conservatives (High time to bring back the sons (and daughters) of liberty!!!! SP4P2012)
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To: arderkrag
How scared should we be?

Not scared at all as we will all be gone on 12/22/12.....

/s

30 posted on 02/07/2011 1:50:46 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: arderkrag

I’ll be 50. I guess that’s as good of an age as any to die by asteroid.


31 posted on 02/07/2011 2:01:21 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: thefactor

I’m 63 NOW..I hope to be alive then to get killed then..


32 posted on 02/07/2011 2:10:32 PM PST by ken5050 (Palin/Bachman 2012 - FOUR boobs are better than the two we have now!)
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To: thefactor

Oh jeez. Wrong button. I’ll be 60 and retired. Come and get me, asteroid!


33 posted on 02/07/2011 2:14:08 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: arderkrag

‘Tis thought the king is dead; we will not stay.
The bay-trees in our country are all wither’d
And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven;
The pale-faced moon looks bloody on the earth
And lean-look’d prophets whisper fearful change;
Rich men look sad and ruffians dance and leap,
The one in fear to lose what they enjoy,
The other to enjoy by rage and war:
These signs forerun the death or fall of kings.
Farewell: our countrymen are gone and fled,
As well assured Richard their king is dead.

A Captain
“Richard II”


34 posted on 02/07/2011 2:27:48 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: thefactor
I’ll be 50.

93, if I make it. Mom passed at 95, but dad only made 73 (smoker).

35 posted on 02/07/2011 3:12:39 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: markman46; antiRepublicrat

By my count SG-1 killed Apophis at least three times:

Once in the alternate universe that the second Dr. Carter and Major Kawalsky came from, and twice in the regular SG-1 universe.

Plus, Baal killed him in the alternate timeline created during Stargate Continuum.


36 posted on 02/07/2011 4:59:35 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: antiRepublicrat; All

All right, I’ll reveal my nerdness...

Apophis was rejuvenated via a sarcophagus, and turned over to his fellow gouldies to be tortured to death forever.

Now, I haven’t watched any of the follow-on movies. Does he turn up again?

/I don’t care about him. Yu was the coolest.


37 posted on 02/07/2011 5:18:31 PM PST by warchild9
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38 posted on 02/07/2011 8:07:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ..

Thanks arderkrag.
 
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39 posted on 02/07/2011 8:09:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: arderkrag

The “Day of Destruction” is not known to any man, neither Jesus Christ. (Loosely translated.) I read that somewhere.

Seems to me, in view of that, speculation is totally useless.

I’ll just go on about my daily business, thankyouverymuch.


40 posted on 02/07/2011 8:25:28 PM PST by Monkey Face (Seen scrawled on a construction barricade, with an arrow pointing to our driveway: "BRAINZ!")
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To: arderkrag

I’m going to short the market the day before it hits and the day after I’ll be richer than Soros.

Its going to be so cool. Then I’ll write a book about my investment strategy. I’ll call it the Black Meteor Effect. I’ll make even more millions.


41 posted on 02/07/2011 8:44:50 PM PST by marron
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To: Kellis91789

yep


42 posted on 02/07/2011 9:15:31 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

OH ya they did, alt universe’s was cool, now where is the pic of the dieing Apophis


43 posted on 02/07/2011 9:18:19 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: warchild9

No I don’t think so, Ya YU was cool!


44 posted on 02/07/2011 9:21:17 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Raebie; All

I’ll be 98, waahhh, I was planning to go over 100. Anyway I’ll start worrying at 95. Two football fields could produce a really nasty bump for a couple of states or small countries, and perhaps several years of nuclear winter, but not totally fatal by any means. There is a two mile diameter crater found when SH drained the Iraq marshes that messed up but did not destroy the middle east about 4,000 years ago.


45 posted on 02/07/2011 10:28:06 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: cynwoody; All

Well, I can see why the Russians are worried. I think I would plan to be at a higher elevation that day.


46 posted on 02/07/2011 10:31:28 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin
Well, I can see why the Russians are worried. I think I would plan to be at a higher elevation that day.

And be outside, too. So that you can claim to have heard, and maybe even seen it, unaided by technology(hopefully just a glow on the horizon followed by world-class thunder after a surprisingly long delay)!

47 posted on 02/07/2011 10:50:47 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cripplecreek

Hey, what a great idea, I’ll have a shot with you.


48 posted on 02/08/2011 1:28:09 AM PST by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: Monkey Face

Indeed. Just positing the possibility.


49 posted on 02/08/2011 6:23:35 AM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: arderkrag

Ain’t freedom grand?


50 posted on 02/08/2011 6:52:01 AM PST by Monkey Face (Seen scrawled on a construction barricade, with an arrow pointing to our driveway: "BRAINZ!")
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