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Apophis May Strike Earth in 2068

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:25 AM

Apophis May Strike Earth in 2068 - Scientists


RIA Novosti said:

MOSCOW, February 24 (RIA Novosti) - The 325-meter (1,066-foot) asteroid 99942 Apophis, that will safely fly by the Earth in 2029 and 2036, may strike the planet in 2068, according to an article published on the NASA website.

The chances of it striking Earth are slim, however, with impact odds being about 2.3 in a million.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:41 AM

Heh, so Isaac Newton's prediction would only be 8 years off (2060) .

But I don't think i will be around to see it happen. or I would be 111 years old, lol.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:47 AM

View PostAbramelin, on 02 March 2013 - 11:41 AM, said:

Heh, so Isaac Newton's prediction would only be 8 years off (2060) .

But I don't think i will be around to see it happen. or I would be 111 years old, lol.

Except that nothing is going to happen. With only a 1 in 2.3 million chance of it hitting (and it is highly likely that those odds will be reduced further still in the future) I don't think we can predict Armageddon just yet.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:49 AM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 02 March 2013 - 11:47 AM, said:



Except that nothing is going to happen. With only a 1 in 2.3 million chance of it hitting (and it is highly likely that those odds will be reduced further still in the future) I don't think we can predict Armageddon just yet.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

Armageddon was on t.v last night (the film), great special effects.

2060 is ok, by then who knows what we will have to defend us, I am sure they will have found something, technology is growing every day.
If someone had told us we would be seeing pictures of other galaxy's so clearly today a few years back, many would have have classed it as pure fantasy.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

One chance in 2.3 million eh?  Given that there will be maybe ten billion lives at risk, it deserves close attention.

I wonder what the odds are that I will be around in 2060.  A lot smaller.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:38 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 02 March 2013 - 02:15 PM, said:


I wonder what the odds are that I will be around in 2060.  A lot smaller.

No worries frank we can just cryogenically freeze you,then bring you back just to see the end lol

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:40 PM

Personally, I think this needs to happen. We have become a parasite on the planet and nature is due a cleanse


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

Use something else; I'm Vietnamese and don't like cold.

I think the point I wanted to make was way too subtle, and so got missed.  We automatically think of our personal risk when we hear such a thing, and then dismiss it if its far enough in the future for us to be dead.  The future of humanity is the real issue.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 02 March 2013 - 02:42 PM, said:

Use something else; I'm Vietnamese and don't like cold.

I think the point I wanted to make was way too subtle, and so got missed.  We automatically think of our personal risk when we hear such a thing, and then dismiss it if its far enough in the future for us to be dead.  The future of humanity is the real issue.

I got your point frank most do not think about the futures risks.We gullibly believe our technology by then will be powerful enough to overcome anything,so we do not have to worry about it in the present time.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:23 PM

View PostCrimsonKing, on 02 March 2013 - 02:54 PM, said:

I got your point frank most do not think about the futures risks.We gullibly believe our technology by then will be powerful enough to overcome anything,so we do not have to worry about it in the present time.
Not sure if gullible is the right word, I really believe the technology would be there to protect us to a certain extent, but thats only because i know man will keep trying to build the equipment to do this...
Whether it will be sufficient enough, we just do not know that.
We also do not know how the "good" will compete against the "bad", it is this bit which I think is why many people are unsure how to feel about it, its not so much not having to worry about it in the present, its not wanting to worry about the future when we have one side telling us about the wonders of technology and the other side telling us about the threats.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:59 PM

I'll be 99,going out with a bang!


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:04 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 02 March 2013 - 03:23 PM, said:

Not sure if gullible is the right word, I really believe the technology would be there to protect us to a certain extent, but thats only because i know man will keep trying to build the equipment to do this...
Whether it will be sufficient enough, we just do not know that.
We also do not know how the "good" will compete against the "bad", it is this bit which I think is why many people are unsure how to feel about it, its not so much not having to worry about it in the present, its not wanting to worry about the future when we have one side telling us about the wonders of technology and the other side telling us about the threats.

I know what you are saying free,i just meant the general population of people who wonder around in a daze with their biggest worry about the future being if their next cell phone will have certain options or not lol.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:53 PM

View PostCrimsonKing, on 02 March 2013 - 04:04 PM, said:

I know what you are saying free,i just meant the general population of people who wonder around in a daze with their biggest worry about the future being if their next cell phone will have certain options or not lol.
yep, I know what you mean. And they are the same people that when the networks go down do not have a clue what to do next....apart from panic. "future? what future? I have  tweeter and facebook to post on, I have no time to worry about the future!" Posted Image

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In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:17 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 02 March 2013 - 04:53 PM, said:

the people that when the networks go down do not have a clue what to do next....apart from panic. "future? what future? I have  tweeter and facebook to post on
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people?!
that's stretching the definition to breaking point, surely??
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