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(Slate)   Impact from asteroid Apophis in 2036 now ruled out   (slate.com) divider line 64
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2013-01-10 02:11:54 PM  
Wait a sec... that was the Bad Astronomy blog?  I thought he was over at Discover, and that Slate wasn't cool enough to have something this awesome?
 
2013-01-10 02:14:07 PM  
Boo-urns!
 
2013-01-10 02:16:28 PM  

bluorangefyre: Wait a sec... that was the Bad Astronomy blog?  I thought he was over at Discover, and that Slate wasn't cool enough to have something this awesome?


He moved fairly recently.
 
2013-01-10 02:25:50 PM  
Lame.
 
2013-01-10 02:39:07 PM  
dammit
plus
there is currently only 1 asteroid with a torino rating greater than 0.
nothing to panik about ... dammit

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/
 
2013-01-10 02:40:31 PM  
Apophos will still destroy the world. Just not in the Scientifically explainable way that you predicted.

www.touregypt.net
 
2013-01-10 02:41:49 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Apophos will still destroy the world. Just not in the Scientifically explainable way that you predicted.

[www.touregypt.net image 493x282]


If that's its trajectory, no one wonder there was some uncertainty.
 
2013-01-10 02:43:53 PM  
sigh, time to dust of the alt. Suit up "Lake Toba Days"
 
2013-01-10 02:44:57 PM  

whither_apophis: sigh, time to dust of the alt. Suit up "Lake Toba Days"


"off" not "of"
 
2013-01-10 02:51:07 PM  
Does that mean we can rename it something like RJ45-X5 and reuse Apophis on the next potential killer space boulder?
 
2013-01-10 03:03:50 PM  

namatad: dammit
plus
there is currently only 1 asteroid with a torino rating greater than 0.
nothing to panik about ... dammit

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/


Well, I can strike "dying from an asteroid" from my list.  I'll let my kids and (future) grandchildren worry about that one from now on.
 
2013-01-10 03:22:23 PM  
The thing I'm not sure I get about all of these "hey, this asteroid is going to come (cosmically) close to earth, but, it won't hit us" articles is.... they only really make sense to report if when they DO find one that they think has a high likelihood of hitting earth (and scientifically, I'd think even a 1% chance is pretty "high") that they would report that.... but do you really think we are going to get articles that say "Asteroid is scheduled to hit earth in 2027"?   Yeah, that won't cause any panic or feed into any groups Armageddon fantasies.
 
2013-01-10 04:06:04 PM  
mojoimage.com
 
2013-01-10 04:39:42 PM  
Sure... that's just what they want you to believe.  They're just trying to stave off the inevitable panic.
 
2013-01-10 04:51:30 PM  
No mentions of Stargate? I am disappoint.
 
2013-01-10 05:27:02 PM  

timujin: They're just trying to stave off the inevitable panic.


Very possible, plus if you actually read the article, it just said the probability is now 1:1000000 instead of , what was it...1:250000?
 
2013-01-10 05:38:45 PM  

Lucky LaRue: namatad: dammit
plus
there is currently only 1 asteroid with a torino rating greater than 0.
nothing to panik about ... dammit

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/

Well, I can strike "dying from an asteroid" from my list.  I'll let my kids and (future) grandchildren worry about that one from now on.


NAH
you will still die from an asteroid that isnt on that list yet
 
2013-01-10 05:40:40 PM  

cretinbob: timujin: They're just trying to stave off the inevitable panic.

Very possible, plus if you actually read the article, it just said the probability is now 1:1000000 instead of , what was it...1:250000?


People buy lottery tickets on longer odds than that.
 
2013-01-10 05:41:07 PM  
img2u.info
"There will be no asteroid, no need to panic!"
 
2013-01-10 05:42:56 PM  
Does this mean that oil companies and big corporations will stop mad hog slopping all the money and resources on this planet as if they knew the world was going to end soon?
 
2013-01-10 05:47:51 PM  
Great. Now what am I going to do with a bunker full of Spam and Uno cards?
 
2013-01-10 05:48:35 PM  
Bummer. I was kinda looking forward to Apophis spashing down in the Pacific (where it was predicted to). Can you imagine what an awesome TV event that would make? So what if it's 500-1000 megatons, It's not radioactive, and the Tsnami would be *that* bad.
 
2013-01-10 05:54:13 PM  
I'll be well and truly dead by 2036, but this is good news for my sons, and my grandchildren, and their children.

Yeah even unto the third and fourth generation.... and so on.
 
2013-01-10 05:55:53 PM  
Because People in power are Stupid: Apophos will still destroy the world. Just not in the Scientifically explainable way that you predicted.

Apophis was a chump, it's Sokar that's going to destroy the world.

users1.ml.mindenkilapja.hu

Did he just call me a punk? Ohh no he didn't.

www.zap2it.com

You got a problem?
 
2013-01-10 05:56:49 PM  
Sure. That's what they want us to think.
 
2013-01-10 05:57:10 PM  
So much for plan A: Racking up a dozen credit cards on hookers and Crown Royal in 2035.
Time for plan B:  Build a fortified sanctuary for myself and 50 porn actresses for the Zombie Apocalypse!
 
2013-01-10 06:01:02 PM  
Better safe than sorry. Outta here in 2035!

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-10 06:03:56 PM  

miss diminutive: Great. Now what am I going to do with a bunker full of Spam and Uno cards?


FARK party at Miss D's house!!!
 
2013-01-10 06:04:57 PM  
Of course Apophis won't end the world. Periphis is the one to watch out for..
 
2013-01-10 06:05:42 PM  
Only 325 meters? I know we could stop that by 2036.
 
2013-01-10 06:07:16 PM  
Thank you, SG-1.
 
2013-01-10 06:12:09 PM  

lordargent: Because People in power are Stupid: Apophos will still destroy the world. Just not in the Scientifically explainable way that you predicted.

Apophis was a chump, it's Sokar that's going to destroy the world.

[users1.ml.mindenkilapja.hu image 250x288]

Did he just call me a punk? Ohh no he didn't.

[www.zap2it.com image 500x350]

You got a problem?


I read the whole thing in my Goa'uld voice.
 
2013-01-10 06:13:27 PM  
 
2013-01-10 06:26:42 PM  
Yay! Prayer saved us.
 
2013-01-10 06:27:23 PM  
What's wrong, sub by...was the Sad tag broken?
 
2013-01-10 06:32:26 PM  
Does this mean I can stop dusting.
 
2013-01-10 06:41:28 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Yay! Prayer PONIES saved us.


FTFY.

i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-10 06:41:50 PM  
Of the asteroids that have passed by Earth recently that we didn't know about, we have had about 2-3 days notice from discovery to closest approach. So there's that.
 
2013-01-10 06:52:21 PM  
If a big space rock is coming, just nuke it. http://www.uncoveror.com/apophis.htm
 
2013-01-10 07:03:07 PM  
Darn, it was going to hit on my 59th birthday, that would have been awesome!
 
2013-01-10 07:03:38 PM  
Well, shiat. There goes my retirement plan.
 
2013-01-10 07:06:56 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Yay! Prayer saved us.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-10 07:16:31 PM  
Really...Oh.

Excuse me, I gotta go...clean something...uh, get rid of...stuff...

stuffpoint.com
 
2013-01-10 07:17:21 PM  

lordargent: Because People in power are Stupid: Apophos will still destroy the world. Just not in the Scientifically explainable way that you predicted.

Apophis was a chump, it's Sokar that's going to destroy the world.

[users1.ml.mindenkilapja.hu image 250x288]

Did he just call me a punk? Ohh no he didn't.

[www.zap2it.com image 500x350]

You got a problem?


This.
 
2013-01-10 07:24:47 PM  
and 2039 how about THAT ?
 
2013-01-10 07:28:49 PM  
I came here for the SG-1 references. Sad that they didn't show up earlier in the thread.
 
2013-01-10 07:46:03 PM  

Marshall Willenholly: I came here for the SG-1 references. Sad that they didn't show up earlier in the thread.


To be fair, there have been a number of Apophis threads.....it's like they're........replicating.
 
2013-01-10 07:54:07 PM  
This news is ruining the dreams of countless would-be post-apocalyptic warlords.
 
2013-01-10 07:56:53 PM  
Well thats going to put dampener on my "End of the World" orgy.
 
2013-01-10 08:05:05 PM  

OrbitalFerret: Of the asteroids that have passed by Earth recently that we didn't know about, we have had about 2-3 days notice from discovery to closest approach. So there's that.


actually, the majority are discovered after they have already passed us.
we are totally screwed
 
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