Apophis - Could Stirke Earth in 2036

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  1. Crazy Eddie

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    IF it's confirmed that it will hit Earth, blowing it up is a viable solution.

    If it's not going to hit Earth, blowing it up is neither a hazard nor a solution but is just a waste of time; the debris field will not scatter far enough or fast enough to hit Earth anyway and would only be a hazard to spacecraft and probes in high orbit.
     
  2. publiusr

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    There has been an update
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Apophis_Risk_Assessment_Updated_999.html

    "...the possibility of a potential impact in the years after 2029 continues to prove difficult to rule out..."
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.1607

    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Apophis_May_Strike_Earth_in_2068_999.html

    "The new report, which does not make use of the 2013 radar measurements, identifies over a dozen keyholes that fall within the range of possible 2029 encounter distances," reads an article prepared by a group of scientists led by Davide Farnocchia.

    Still unlikely.
     
  3. _C_

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    Those damn Go'auld just don't give up do they? We better hurry up and Ascend! :lol:
     
  4. JarodRussell

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    If you immediately know the candle light is fire, then the meal was cooked long ago.
     
  5. publiusr

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    It gets even more interesting--on the subjects of impacts.

    Here is one for Ripley


    "Having reconstructed the Tunguska event with due attention to all the evidence, we have to conclude that it could not have been an asteroid or a comet core. There seems to exist in space another type of dangerous space objects, whose nature still remains unknown...".

    http://arxiv.org/abs/1302.6273
    http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?142650-Tunguska-Alternate-Model

    A little skeptical though:

    Odd neighbor?
    http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?142095-Help-to-locate-an-object-in-orbit/page5
     
  6. JarodRussell

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    Everyone knows that Tunguska was an experiment conducted by the Templars using one of the Pieces of Eden.
     
  7. ThunderAeroI

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    I recall a special on the Discovery channel that made it very clear it was a Tesla coil that did it. There are many stories on the internet about it. Here is a random one. My guess is something very odd happened there and whatever it was. The Discovery special made it also clear that Mr. Morgan was responsible for terminating the telsa program once he found out Telsa wanted to give away free energy to the world. The part responsible for the event was the experiment to teleport energy from one location to another, sort of like the Philadelphia experiment.
     
  8. publiusr

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    I think there are a hundred different theories on Tunguska.

    It's the Teton event and that long 1,500km trajectory in the atmosphere that stuns me.

    In no part of the super-8 footage does it look to break apart. Every other body I've seen move that hot and that fast has. Add to that the resonant return it was supposed to make, and it makes me think of a von Neumann probe doing a Leonov type aerobrake a la 2010.
     
  9. Crazy Eddie

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    That or a really big asteroid that entered the atmosphere at high speed, skipped back out of the atmosphere without burning up and was never seen again.:vulcan:
     
  10. Sephiroth

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    Tesla did Tunguska with his amazing coil
     
  11. publiusr

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    I don't think it was that big.

    Hey it probably was just a nickel iron slug of an asteroid, explaining why it held together so well even in atmo for 1,500 km--but one can always hope. To me, the scenario I suggested above is more realistic than the idea of a UFO looking like something out of a Discothèque with lights all over. That never made any sense.

    Now I do like to play with modern myths--to try to make them workable. Were the Kecksberg acorn real, I would say, for example, that it was a "Nazi Bell" that was launched by a Soviet sounding rocket to get it away from terrain that it might slam into wobbling around. High in the sky, it could dart along field lines 20 miles to any direction and not hit the structure it was supposed to be chained too. If you had to cut the power, you have a heat shield and a parachute to get it down. If Earth's rotation was not factored into, it falls in the new world.

    Now I don't really believe that--but it is a fun exercise.