Skip to comments.Will Apophis Hit Earth in 2036? NASA Rejects Russian Report
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?
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Guess we won’t have to worry about Social Security becoming insolvent after all.
If all goes well, I’ll be 81 years old that day, probably be the biggest event of my life.
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.
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.
4/13/2036....That’ll be my 77th birthday....if I live that long.
LOL beat me to it and a fine job SG1 did too
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?
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.
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.
I’m sure that if it happens, God has a reason for it.
I believe they did, hence my statement. Whatever is gonna take out this Earth (Asteroid-wise) ain’t yet been discovered.
November 3, 2008
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.
I kid you not
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.
Me too, but...
"Mind that bus!"
...won't rack up enough medical bills to wipe out your insurance and foreclose your house.
Their mission is now Muslim reachout!
If that’s the case I’m takin some wippersnappers with me.
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.
Hmm, that's quite a coincidence...
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.
The Book of Revelation: basically, it’s World of Warcraft for fundamentalist Christians.
It would be a shame if such a city-killer fell on Mecca.
Amen! That’s why I’m not worried in any of this...When the Holy Ghost leaves- I will be taken up!
Not scared at all as we will all be gone on 12/22/12.....
I’ll be 50. I guess that’s as good of an age as any to die by asteroid.
I’m 63 NOW..I hope to be alive then to get killed then..
Oh jeez. Wrong button. I’ll be 60 and retired. Come and get me, asteroid!
‘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.
93, if I make it. Mom passed at 95, but dad only made 73 (smoker).
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.
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.
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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.
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.
OH ya they did, alt universe’s was cool, now where is the pic of the dieing Apophis
No I don’t think so, Ya YU was cool!
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.
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)!
Hey, what a great idea, I’ll have a shot with you.
Indeed. Just positing the possibility.
Ain’t freedom grand?
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