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Russian astronomers predict Apophis-Earth collision in 2036

 
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Russian astronomers predict Apophis-Earth collision in 2036
MOSCOW, January 26 (RIA Novosti) - Russian astronomers have predicted that asteroid Apophis may strike Earth on April 13, 2036.

"Apophis will approach Earth at a distance of 37,000-38,000 kilometers on April 13, 2029. Its likely collision with Earth may occur on April 13, 2036," Professor Leonid Sokolov of the St. Petersburg State University said.

The scientist said, however, the chance of a collision in 2036 was extremely slim saying that the asteroid would likely disintegrate into smaller parts and smaller collisions with Earth could occur in the following years.

"Our task is to consider various alternatives and develop scenarios and plans of action depending on the results of further observations of Apophis," Sokolov said.

The asteroid, discovered in 2004, is considered the largest threat to our planet, although NASA scientists reduced the likelihood of a hazardous strike with Earth in 2036.

Russia's space agency announced its plans earlier to consider a project to prevent the large asteroid from colliding with Earth.

www.globalsecurity.org/space/library/news/2011/space-110126-r​ianovosti02.htm
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Re: Russian astronomers predict Apophis-Earth collision in 2036
yup i heard about this really scary stuff
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yup i heard about this really scary stuff
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From this vid, looks like March 2029 will be a close pass also.
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If we are still here?
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Re: Russian astronomers predict Apophis-Earth collision in 2036
The biggest threat to earth from Apophis is that is has the slight possibility to pass through a 'keyhole' on its 2029 go round that would set it up for collision in 2036.

My honest opinion is that it will miss...

However a much larger asteroid (101955 1999 RQ36) is coming earth's way in 2182, and will likely hit, with the force of 300 nuclear bombs. The space program is planning to launch a missile to 'readjust' its orbital path in 2100. It is my opinion that they have not closed the space program, but have secretly devoted it to practicing for this event.


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2036 is to far off.
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Re: Russian astronomers predict Apophis-Earth collision in 2036
The biggest threat to earth from Apophis is that is has the slight possibility to pass through a 'keyhole' on its 2029 go round that would set it up for collision in 2036.

My honest opinion is that it will miss...

However a much larger asteroid (101955 1999 RQ36) is coming earth's way in 2182, and will likely hit, with the force of 300 nuclear bombs. The space program is planning to launch a missile to 'readjust' its orbital path in 2100. It is my opinion that they have not closed the space program, but have secretly devoted it to practicing for this event.


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