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Apophis The Asteroid That May be a Threat To Earth... NOT DA14

 
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Apophis

Apophis 99942 is a near-Earth asteroid that caused a brief period of concern in December 2004 because initial observations indicated a probability of up to 2.7% that it would strike the Earth in 2029.

Additional observations provided improved predictions that eliminated the possibility of an impact on Earth or the Moon in 2029. However, a possibility remained that during the 2029 close encounter with Earth, Apophis would pass through a gravitational keyhole, a small region no more than about 800 m (half a mile) wide, that would set up a future impact on April 13, 2036.

The diameter of Apophis is approximately 325 metres (1,066 ft). As of the December 29, 2012 observation arc, the probability of an April 13, 2036 impact is considered to be 1 in 11,000,000.

 Quoting: [link to en.wikipedia.org]



Apophis is named after an Egyptian Serpent Demon...

dun dun dun

Apep or Apophis also spelled Apepi or Aapep) was an evil god in ancient Egyptian religion, the deification of darkness and chaos, and thus opponent of light and Ma'at (order/truth)

As the personification of all that was evil, Apep was seen as a giant snake/serpent, or occasionally as a dragon in later years, leading to such titles as Serpent from the Nile and Evil Lizard. Some elaborations even said that he stretched 16 yards in length and had a head made of flint.

 Quoting: [link to en.wikipedia.org]



Alright if you dont like wikipedia... go find information elsewhere and post it here instead of bitching.

The link below shows you a little graph... you can clearly see that Apophis is bigger than DA14 and almost comes as close to earth as DA14 does...

[link to www.space.com]


btw... this song's main focus is Apophis



Lyrics from the song above...

April 2-0-2-9 the final time
The end my friend in not near
the hour in fact is quite here

It's a Friday the 13th of course
you won't live to see noon
 Quoting: Type O Negative - "Profit of Doom"


The band had a really great sense of humor, so im sure its nothing... other than for a few laughs... notice the spelling of 'Profit'

Still... the concern over Apophis has been very real...

Even though it technically has a small chance of hitting...

So while you are freaking out about DAmn14

Don't forget the long term doom of Apophis...

I know this is the one I've been concerned with for a few years...

Its actually the only one I've ever been concerned with...

damned

Last Edited by Dr. Acula on 02/10/2013 05:37 PM
"My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. ... That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." - General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
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agreed

that rock is a whole different proposition

only 16 years now. damned
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agreed

that rock is a whole different proposition

only 16 years now. damned
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Damn, that's a long ways off for some doom!!!verysad
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Apophis

Apophis 99942 is a near-Earth asteroid that caused a brief period of concern in December 2004 because initial observations indicated a probability of up to 2.7% that it would strike the Earth in 2029.

Additional observations provided improved predictions that eliminated the possibility of an impact on Earth or the Moon in 2029. However, a possibility remained that during the 2029 close encounter with Earth, Apophis would pass through a gravitational keyhole, a small region no more than about 800 m (half a mile) wide, that would set up a future impact on April 13, 2036.

The diameter of Apophis is approximately 325 metres (1,066 ft). As of the December 29, 2012 observation arc, the probability of an April 13, 2036 impact is considered to be 1 in 11,000,000.

 Quoting: [link to en.wikipedia.org]


Alright if you dont like wikipedia... go find information elsewhere and post it here instead of bitching.

The link below shows you a little graph... you can clearly see that Apophis is bigger than DA14 and almost comes as close to earth as DA14 does...

[link to www.space.com]


btw... this song's main focus is Apophis



Lyrics from the song above...

April 2-0-2-9 the final time
The end my friend in not near
the hour in fact is quite here

It's a Friday the 13th of course
you won't live to see noon
 Quoting: Type O Negative - "Profit of Doom"


The band had a really great sense of humor, so im sure its nothing... other than for a few laughs... notice the spelling of 'Profit'

Still... the concern over Apophis has been very real...

Even though it technically has a small chance of hitting...

So while you are freaking out about DAmn14

Don't forget the long term doom of Apophis...

I know this is the one I've been concerned with for a few years...

Its actually the only one I've ever been concerned with...

damned
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


Dr.Acula... now - you know I respect you and all - but these are two - totally separate events that are apples to oranges my brother.

2012 DA14 would be like a small nuclear bomb going off...

Apophis? That's an extinction level event - 2012 DA14 is nothing compared to that...

But, that doesn't mean that there is no an immediate possible threat, whether from the asteroid itself OR a possible false flag.

cheers

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Dr.Acula... now - you know I respect you and all - but these are two - totally separate events that are apples to oranges my brother.

2012 DA14 would be like a small nuclear bomb going off...

Apophis? That's an extinction level event - 2012 DA14 is nothing compared to that...

But, that doesn't mean that there is no an immediate possible threat, whether from the asteroid itself OR a possible false flag.

cheers
 Quoting: Children of the Atom


cheerS

much respect to you as well.

I think you proved my point bro.

DA14 is a small event...
(false flag aside...)

Apophis is much much more of an threat. If it hits... we're all fucked...

IF DA14 hits... just 1% to 5% of us are fucked.

So the old saying
"Don't sweat the small stuff..."

Applies here
"My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. ... That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." - General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
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agreed

that rock is a whole different proposition

only 16 years now. damned
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Damn, that's a long ways off for some doom!!!verysad
 Quoting: Utu


I like long term doom better...

It has a longer shelf life before it expires...

it gives you something to wake up and scream in fear over
and over and over...

as opposed to something that quickly pops up and goes away just as fast as it came.

grinning

lol
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agreed

that rock is a whole different proposition

only 16 years now. damned
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Im sure it will pass us by laughing hollering

"Suckas"

But its certainly the asteroid event worthy of mention
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This thread is amazing!

chuckle

Type O song seals the deal.
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And the name apophis itself is another mystery? Why name it that?

Im looking out for lemmon & ison

definitely year of the comet
cheer
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agreed

that rock is a whole different proposition

only 16 years now. damned
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33508203


Im sure it will pass us by laughing hollering

"Suckas"

But its certainly the asteroid event worthy of mention
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


it almost certainly will first time round. 2036 though....

half a mile wide. that is a heavy rock, travelling VERY fast. how the FUCK can we stop it? I say land a rocket booster on it on one of it's close passes to us and give it a little nudge out of the way. we have plenty of time. that CAN be done I reckon.
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agreed

that rock is a whole different proposition

only 16 years now. damned
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33508203


Im sure it will pass us by laughing hollering

"Suckas"

But its certainly the asteroid event worthy of mention
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


it almost certainly will first time round. 2036 though....

half a mile wide. that is a heavy rock, travelling VERY fast. how the FUCK can we stop it? I say land a rocket booster on it on one of it's close passes to us and give it a little nudge out of the way. we have plenty of time. that CAN be done I reckon.
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i'll be 70 in 2036

chuckle

why do i give a fuck? maybe cos my daughter will only be 36, I suppose. sigh
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agreed

that rock is a whole different proposition

only 16 years now. damned
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33508203


Im sure it will pass us by laughing hollering

"Suckas"

But its certainly the asteroid event worthy of mention
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


it almost certainly will first time round. 2036 though....

half a mile wide. that is a heavy rock, travelling VERY fast. how the FUCK can we stop it? I say land a rocket booster on it on one of it's close passes to us and give it a little nudge out of the way. we have plenty of time. that CAN be done I reckon.
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i'll be 70 in 2036

chuckle

why do i give a fuck? maybe cos my daughter will only be 36, I suppose. sigh
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lol the cycle of doom repeats...

i bet thats how people in the 80's felt about the Dec. 21st 2012 date

cruise
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agreed

that rock is a whole different proposition

only 16 years now. damned
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33508203


Im sure it will pass us by laughing hollering

"Suckas"

But its certainly the asteroid event worthy of mention
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


it almost certainly will first time round. 2036 though....

half a mile wide. that is a heavy rock, travelling VERY fast. how the FUCK can we stop it? I say land a rocket booster on it on one of it's close passes to us and give it a little nudge out of the way. we have plenty of time. that CAN be done I reckon.
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why not ya know?
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And the name apophis itself is another mystery? Why name it that?

Im looking out for lemmon & ison

definitely year of the comet
cheer
 Quoting: tayto


I added this to the OP...

Apophis is named after an Egyptian Serpent Demon...

dun dun dun

Apep or Apophis also spelled Apepi or Aapep) was an evil god in ancient Egyptian religion, the deification of darkness and chaos, and thus opponent of light and Ma'at (order/truth)

As the personification of all that was evil, Apep was seen as a giant snake/serpent, or occasionally as a dragon in later years, leading to such titles as Serpent from the Nile and Evil Lizard. Some elaborations even said that he stretched 16 yards in length and had a head made of flint.

 Quoting: [link to en.wikipedia.org]


certainly sounds doomy...
"My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. ... That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." - General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
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 Quoting: tayto


I added this to the OP...

Apophis is named after an Egyptian Serpent Demon...

dun dun dun

Apep or Apophis also spelled Apepi or Aapep) was an evil god in ancient Egyptian religion, the deification of darkness and chaos, and thus opponent of light and Ma'at (order/truth)

As the personification of all that was evil, Apep was seen as a giant snake/serpent, or occasionally as a dragon in later years, leading to such titles as Serpent from the Nile and Evil Lizard. Some elaborations even said that he stretched 16 yards in length and had a head made of flint.

 Quoting: [link to en.wikipedia.org]


certainly sounds doomy...
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It is creepy. Snakes & Dragons
hiding
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Look not being funny but by 2036 im not gonna be much use for anything ,i wont enjoy this very much at all i will be far too old is there any chance you could make it earlier so i can enjoy armaggedon as much as the next man .
2023 is a much better year ,i will still be old but young enough to run screaming and will die a much better death .banana2banana2banana2
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ahhh
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Many of us won't make it to that time period, we'll Ascend long before that. Also, Earth economy will collapse soon.
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Look not being funny but by 2036 im not gonna be much use for anything ,i wont enjoy this very much at all i will be far too old is there any chance you could make it earlier so i can enjoy armaggedon as much as the next man .
2023 is a much better year ,i will still be old but young enough to run screaming and will die a much better death .banana2banana2banana2
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I'll push your wheel chair and scream with you in 2036!

ahhhwheelchairac

I'll be 51 and i'll have your back bro

cruise
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Apophis

Apophis 99942 is a near-Earth asteroid that caused a brief period of concern in December 2004 because initial observations indicated a probability of up to 2.7% that it would strike the Earth in 2029.

Additional observations provided improved predictions that eliminated the possibility of an impact on Earth or the Moon in 2029. However, a possibility remained that during the 2029 close encounter with Earth, Apophis would pass through a gravitational keyhole, a small region no more than about 800 m (half a mile) wide, that would set up a future impact on April 13, 2036.

The diameter of Apophis is approximately 325 metres (1,066 ft). As of the December 29, 2012 observation arc, the probability of an April 13, 2036 impact is considered to be 1 in 11,000,000.

 Quoting: [link to en.wikipedia.org]



Apophis is named after an Egyptian Serpent Demon...

dun dun dun

Apep or Apophis also spelled Apepi or Aapep) was an evil god in ancient Egyptian religion, the deification of darkness and chaos, and thus opponent of light and Ma'at (order/truth)

As the personification of all that was evil, Apep was seen as a giant snake/serpent, or occasionally as a dragon in later years, leading to such titles as Serpent from the Nile and Evil Lizard. Some elaborations even said that he stretched 16 yards in length and had a head made of flint.

 Quoting: [link to en.wikipedia.org]



Alright if you dont like wikipedia... go find information elsewhere and post it here instead of bitching.

The link below shows you a little graph... you can clearly see that Apophis is bigger than DA14 and almost comes as close to earth as DA14 does...

[link to www.space.com]


btw... this song's main focus is Apophis



Lyrics from the song above...

April 2-0-2-9 the final time
The end my friend in not near
the hour in fact is quite here

It's a Friday the 13th of course
you won't live to see noon
 Quoting: Type O Negative - "Profit of Doom"


The band had a really great sense of humor, so im sure its nothing... other than for a few laughs... notice the spelling of 'Profit'

Still... the concern over Apophis has been very real...

Even though it technically has a small chance of hitting...

So while you are freaking out about DAmn14

Don't forget the long term doom of Apophis...

I know this is the one I've been concerned with for a few years...

Its actually the only one I've ever been concerned with...

damned
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


According to Boyd Bushman, it WILL collide and "it will be a huge impact."
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Look not being funny but by 2036 im not gonna be much use for anything ,i wont enjoy this very much at all i will be far too old is there any chance you could make it earlier so i can enjoy armaggedon as much as the next man .
2023 is a much better year ,i will still be old but young enough to run screaming and will die a much better death .banana2banana2banana2
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33811572


I'll push your wheel chair and scream with you in 2036!

:ahhhwheelchairac:

I'll be 51 and i'll have your back bro

cruise
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


:giggle:
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DR ACULA is DREAMY!!!![/b]
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"It's a Friday 13th of course.
You won't live to see noon"
Fuck yeah type o!
Rip Peter, he would have loved to see it
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"It's a Friday 13th of course.
You won't live to see noon"
Fuck yeah type o!
Rip Peter, he would have loved to see it
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cheers

I bleed green!

Hell yeah im gonna toast the Pete on that day in 2-0-2-9!
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Hopefully ur a chick
Chicks are awesome!
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Type O Negative FTW!
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Type O Negative FTW!
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rockon
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nothing would happen GLP EFFECT would stop it.
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And the name apophis itself is another mystery? Why name it that?

Im looking out for lemmon & ison

definitely year of the comet
cheer
 Quoting: tayto


Apophis had 3 discoverers
Roy A. Tucker 1 discovery
David J. Tholen 51 discoveries
Fabrizio Bernardi 6? discoveries


When first discovered, the object received the provisional designation 2004 MN4, and news and scientific articles about it referred to it by that name. When its orbit was sufficiently well calculated, it received the permanent number 99942 (on June 24, 2005). Receiving a permanent number made it eligible for naming, and it received the name "Apophis" on July 19, 2005.[17] Apophis is the Greek name of an enemy of the Ancient Egyptian sun-god Ra: Apep, the Uncreator, an evil serpent that dwells in the eternal darkness of the Duat and tries to swallow Ra during his nightly passage. Apep is held at bay by Set, the Ancient Egyptian god of storms and the desert. David J. Tholen and Tucker—two of the co-discoverers of the asteroid—are reportedly fans of the TV series Stargate SG-1. One of the show's persistent villains is an alien named Apophis who, on the show, gave rise to the myth of the Egyptian god.
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But that doom is too far away and too real for most. Doom is like a drug, people need a regular fix of imminent demise, as long as they don't actually get doom (then it's complaining about lack of emergency services support and power).

DA14 is what scientists and NASA call "useful" since the more info they can get on a close pass, the better they can calculate and model real threats later. Not to mention how we might capture and mine these things in future.

We should be watching the results after the flyby (if they get released).

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