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(Bubblews)   Oh, and btw, the Earth might get struck by Asteroid Apophis today. Just saying   ( divider line
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2013-01-09 10:54:32 AM  
3 votes:
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2013-01-09 10:52:19 AM  
3 votes:
It's listed as peaking at 40 lunar distances. So 13,000 is only off by 730 times.
2013-01-09 10:49:52 AM  
3 votes:
Did it come from the Arachnid quarantine zone?

/want to know more
2013-01-09 12:25:46 PM  
2 votes:

Bungles: digitalrain: FTA: "...but its probably not a planet killer."

Good to know!

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They're not hard to spot.

I thought that they looked more like this.

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2013-01-09 10:53:44 AM  
2 votes:

TheOther: Stoopid Mayans and their shiatty calendar.

They hadn't invented the word for leap year back then
2013-01-09 10:53:16 AM  
2 votes:
2013-01-09 10:52:52 AM  
2 votes:

John Napkintosh: I'm reading 9 million miles on other sites. Where the hell did this site get 13,000 miles?

2029 it is supposed to be around 20,000 mi
2013-01-09 10:48:40 AM  
2 votes:
Can the feline population rise up and topple the worlds governments? It's certainly possible.
But not likely.
2013-01-09 10:48:01 AM  
2 votes:
It's Obamas fault.
2013-01-09 10:45:29 AM  
2 votes:
If it does it does. Nothing we can do about it.
2013-01-09 02:14:58 PM  
1 vote:

Shakespeare's Monkey: I'm not saying it's aliens.

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Somebody better get to work on Project Orion.
2013-01-09 01:14:54 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-01-09 11:24:12 AM  
1 vote:
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He's not that big, couldn't possibly do that much damage.
2013-01-09 11:14:14 AM  
1 vote:

rpm: Well what do you know. From the FAQ on that site

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2013-01-09 11:13:57 AM  
1 vote:
Your blog sucks.

Today was never a possible impact, just a chance to line up a future impact. Better data has ruled out 2029 but there's still a tiny chance for 2036 and beyond. Keep an eye on to see what else might be heading our way.

There are pictures (well, a few pixels) of Apophis here if anyone's curious.
2013-01-09 11:02:39 AM  
1 vote:
Was this article written by the GOP or faux news or something? It's about the same level of argument.

"Could we get hit by this asteroid? It's possible!"
Science: the asteroid has a trajectory, we have calculated it, we know where it's going.

the end.
2013-01-09 10:59:05 AM  
1 vote:
Everything will appear to be fine, until the System Lords give it a last-minute nudge, allowing them to destroy the Earth without alerting the Asgard. Nice knowing you.
2013-01-09 10:58:28 AM  
1 vote:
Ummm, article writer.... Apophis will pass within 15 MILLION km today, not 15,000 km. Big difference.
2013-01-09 10:56:48 AM  
1 vote:

digitalrain: FTA: "...but its probably not a planet killer."

Good to know!

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They're not hard to spot.
2013-01-09 10:54:57 AM  
1 vote:
Uh, yeah, no there isn't.

the risk from Apophis is already essentially zero.

"What does essentially zero mean exactly? Let's review some history. When Apophis was discovered in 2004, astronomers calculated that there was a very small probability (up to 2.7%) that it would strike the Earth in 2029. That was clearly unsettling, but the concern was short-lived. The 2029 impact possibility was quickly ruled out, but, almost as quickly, another possibility reared its head: a possible impact in 2036. For a time, astronomers thought there was a 1-in-45,000 chance that Apophis would strike Earth on April 13, 2036. Then, in October 2009, the numbers were updated again, and the impact possibility decreased again. Currently, the chance of an impact with Earth by asteroid Apophis in 2036 has dropped to about 1-in-250,000. While greater than your chance of winning a lottery (many millions to one), it's still very very unlikely. That's the number David Helfand calls essentially zero. Astronomers believe the possibility will drop to absolutely zero after the early 2013 pass by Apophis."

There is zero chance that it hits us this pass. They think there is a minute chance that is essentially zero that it could hit us in 2036 but they'll be certain after it passes.
2013-01-09 10:54:55 AM  
1 vote:
If it hits the Westboro Baptist Church, I'm all for it.
2013-01-09 10:54:27 AM  
1 vote:
Where's SG1 when you need them?
2013-01-09 10:53:58 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-01-09 10:51:50 AM  
1 vote:

HMS_Blinkin: If it does it does. Nothing we can do about it.

There is if we act now, there isn't if we wait until we are "sure" in 2029. They will have a better orbit this year after more observations. Then we will may to decide what to do. Maybe it will depend on who it will hit.
2013-01-09 10:49:11 AM  
1 vote:

John Napkintosh: I'm reading 9 million miles on other sites. Where the hell did this site get 13,000 miles?

Exactly. This guy (or gal) is an idiot. And a fear-monger. A fear-mongering idiot.
2013-01-09 10:46:58 AM  
1 vote:
and this article says 15 million kms away today n g-earth-2036-makes-090011942.html
2013-01-09 10:46:24 AM  
1 vote:
I'm more curious to see if manages to clip a satellite or two on the way past.
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