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Apophis to encounter Earth in 2036 ?

Posted on Friday, 9 December, 2005 | Comment icon 11 comments


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"In Egyptian myth, Apophis was the ancient spirit of evil and destruction, a demon that was determined to plunge the world into eternal darkness."

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Comment icon #2 Posted by adkchamp on 9 December, 2005, 17:40
this would be just another "Choose a year for when this world will end!" type of episode....the mayan wasn't so realistic though
Comment icon #3 Posted by BigDaddy_GFS on 9 December, 2005, 18:57
'Apophis Threarens Earth'???? Well, that's big news for 'Stargate SG-1' fans!!! But seriously.....30 yrs is a long time for developing technology that can neutralize that threat. And also, many things can occur that will perturb or disrupt the meteor's path in that time.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Replacement100 on 11 December, 2005, 12:24
Gawd, so many times, have they said that things will hit Earth, and they haven't. Why is this any different?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Welsh Shaun on 11 December, 2005, 12:29
Because the chances of something hitting us grow greater every time, perhaps?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Bahamut_0 on 11 December, 2005, 14:11
oooh,poor people we'll all die... Yup, you're all going to die *evil laugh* *thinking positive* =P
Comment icon #7 Posted by frogfish on 11 December, 2005, 16:08
This COULD pose a serious threat you know... And we do have plans to deflect NEOs, but they are still faulty...Those odds do seem low, but you never know if they could rise...If does pass close enough, what a sight it would be!
Comment icon #8 Posted by Bahamut_0 on 11 December, 2005, 16:47
Yeah, and in my opinion 30 years isn't much, there is a Portuguese saying: Mais vale prevenir do que remediar. I don't know if there is a english version of it (there probably is), but what it says is bassicaly that it is better to prevent than to heal the damage done. Any one knows what I am talking about?
Comment icon #9 Posted by Superchaos on 12 December, 2005, 0:54
well so an asteroid will hit us and probably kill us off, so what we knew if nature wouldnt kill us we would do it ourselves
Comment icon #10 Posted by v0rt3x on 14 December, 2005, 12:45
oooh,poor people we'll all die... yes, and the world can start a fresh with a new intelligent breed of humans, known as..... *drum roll* HUMANS!!!!!!!! lol. but these ones will be better and hnave 10 fingers on each hand .. no no, seriously, if something like that does happen, I imagine only terrorists or people with oil will get saved - stupid super powers, all completeply crooked. - ugh, at least if there was a mass extinsion of humans it would clear the world up and we wouldn't make the same mistake twice, it would be an oppurtunity to start over - which I welcome.
Comment icon #11 Posted by v0rt3x on 14 December, 2005, 12:46
This COULD pose a serious threat you know... And we do have plans to deflect NEOs, but they are still faulty...Those odds do seem low, but you never know if they could rise...If does pass close enough, what a sight it would be! Star Wars?


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