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Asteroid To Pass Close To Earth 2029

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susieice

I didn't see a thread on this anywhere so I made one. If there is, please combine.

In April of 2029 and asteroid named after the Egyptian God of chaos, Apophis, will pass appproximately 19,000 miles from Earth. Scientists are very excited because they will be able to see and study the surface easily. The asteroid will be visible to the naked eye as it passes. It will begin above Australia and continue to the west coast of the USA. Scientists say there is no chance of a collision.

https://www.newsweek.com/god-chaos-apophis-earth-nasa-excited-1409509

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Black Red Devil

That's not far.  London to Sydney is 10,000 miles so its just twice the distance.  Are they sure there is no chance of a collision LOL?

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Imaginarynumber1

Apophis has been known about for 15 years....

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Waspie_Dwarf
6 hours ago, Black Red Devil said:

Are they sure there is no chance of a collision LOL?

Yes.

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Essan

There was speculation that depending on it's exactly trajectory in 2029 it could hit Earth when it swings by again in 2036 - but I understand that new calculations have shown that not to be the case.  A shame, I was looking forward to it ......

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Waspie_Dwarf
9 minutes ago, Essan said:

There was speculation that depending on it's exactly trajectory in 2029 it could hit Earth when it swings by again in 2036 - but I understand that new calculations have shown that not to be the case.

That is correct, there will be no impact in 2036.

 

9 minutes ago, Essan said:

A shame, I was looking forward to it ......

Even joking about the deaths of millions of people is a particular unpleasant thing to do.

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susieice

Back in 2004 there was thought to be a very slight chance it might hit but now they know it will not. Scientists will be able to clearly study it's surface because it will pass so close. 

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Piney

Naw Old Mother. It won't even skim us. I'm hoping to watch it pass. :)

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susieice

It won't hit but it will pass close. Hoping to be here to watch it also.

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sci-nerd

You can't predict a hit. If you could, we'd all be The Beatles!

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Hawken

19,000 miles. Don't we have satellites around that orbit? That's too close.:huh:

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Waspie_Dwarf
13 hours ago, sci-nerd said:

You can't predict a hit.

Actually you can and it has been done, three times confirmed with a fourth probable: List of successfully predicted asteroid impacts

14 hours ago, sci-nerd said:

You can't predict a hit. If you could, we'd all be The Beatles!

Poor choice of analogy as the Beetles were famously rejected by Decca Records.

 

13 hours ago, Hawken said:

19,000 miles. Don't we have satellites around that orbit? That's too close.:huh:

We do, but the chance of a satellite being hit by a single asteroid is vanishingly small. It's only too close when it is going to hit us.

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sci-nerd
4 hours ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

Actually you can and it has been done, three times confirmed with a fourth probable: List of successfully predicted asteroid impacts

I was just being silly, as in: no intention whatsoever of sounding serious :tu:

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docyabut2
On ‎5‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 6:11 PM, susieice said:

It won't hit but it will pass close. Hoping to be here to watch it also.

sus heard on the morning news the other day Nasa did give a report. They said that asteroid of 2029 could be like the one that passed Russia,  could hit , destroy a state, like a atomic bomb.  Hearing that ! gave me the creeps :)

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susieice
5 hours ago, docyabut2 said:

sus heard on the morning news the other day Nasa did give a report. They said that asteroid of 2029 could be like the one that passed Russia,  could hit , destroy a state, like a atomic bomb.  Hearing that ! gave me the creeps :)

They've ruled out it getting close enough to do that docy.

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