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Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Apophis


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#1    Saru

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Apophis
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Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson discusses Apophis, a large asteroid once thought to be a threat.




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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

twas an older video (2008) calculations have changed the trajectory.. but thanks for the scare...here is what was said on that.. thanks wikipedia.

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Its diameter is approximately 325 metres (1,066 ft).[3] As of the December 29, 2012 observation arc, the probability of an April 13, 2036 impact is considered to be 1 in 7,143,000.[4] Of objects not recently observed, there are about ten asteroids with a more notable Palermo Technical Impact Hazard Scale than Apophis.[10]


i sure love listening to that guy...he is a hoot

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

I agree. He is one of the finest.

Cant help thinking about the other side of the coin,... Richard Hoagland, Stanton Friedman, or some other snake-oil salesman. :lol:

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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