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Russian Scientists: Apophis Asteroid Could Destroy Earth in April 2036
03-06-2011, 03:17 AM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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It seems like apocalyptic predictions concerning large asteroids crop up every year or two. In 2011, the latest scare involves an asteroid that has been in the limelight before: Apophis. In a Jan. 26 report that was issued by Russian scientists, a new prediction concerning the asteroid's possible collision with the Earth was featured. The report has renewed concerns among people around the world about the possibility of the end of life as everyone knows it. However, NASA scientists quickly downplayed the Russian report. While they admit it is theoretically possible for the asteroid to hit the planet, they note that the odds are microscopic; in fact, they put the odds at 1 in 250,000, which should put the minds of most people at ease.
In 2004, NASA scientists created a stir when they announced that Apophis, a 900-foot asteroid, could hit Earth. Shortly thereafter, however, those same scientists backtracked and stated that the possibilities were beyond remote. The recent report out of Russia claims that the odds are high once again, thanks to a tiny gravitational keyhole...
coffeetime.gifwonderful news


03-06-2011, 05:43 AM #2
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:11,115 Threads:770 Joined:Feb 2011
Think we will still be here in 2036?

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
03-06-2011, 01:41 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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13.gif 37.gif Thats only 25 years, I hope I'm still around.




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