doomsday 2036- Apophis

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  1. doctorie
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    just for the peeps that luvs doomsdays..

    The asteroid is making a relatively close appearance past Earth on Thursday, coming within nine million miles of us at 1am UTC (5pm Wednesday PST) and it's being shown live on the Virtual Telescope Project.

    next it is currently expected to whizz past on Friday, April 13, 2029 at a distance of about 36,000 kilometers, just inside the orbit of our geostationary satellites

    If the asteroid passes through a gravitational zone, it will perturb its progress just enough to make sure that it will most likely hit the Earth on April 13, 2036. According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, geek icon and director of the Hayden Planetarium, if it passes through the center of the gravitational "keyhole" it'll hit the Pacific off Santa Monica, California and "sandblast the Western seaboard" with the resulting wave of tsunamis.




    So that is another 23 years of doom and gloom forecasts. Have fun MemeKids!!
     
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    Sweet. I love being able to say I am so badass I survived the apocalypse. Now I will be able to say I lived through two apocalypses.
     
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    According to the crazy dude down the street on the corner every day is apocalypse day unless you got enough change for a coffee and a sandwich for him. Which some how averts the incoming apocalypse for the day.
     
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    they need to update that wiki with apophis.
     
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    One of the better doomsday stories.

    Mostly because it'll wipe out the west coast. Then we don't have to worry about everyone complaining about how events are too early for their timezone.
     
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    I'm located nicely away from both coasts. Bring on the watery doomsdays.
     
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    II live in Colorado... I'll be just fine. I wouldn't mind some ocean front property tho!
     
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    Actually it was 1 in 200,000. Revisions have concluded it won't happen at all - the 2036 pass will be a distance of 31,000km at least.
     
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    latest projections say 1 in a 1 million chance. But that wont stop the apocofanbois from making gazillon meme over the next 23 years
     
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    Goku will fight and destroy which ever villain holds a grudge against earthlings this time, just like he prevented the end of the world in December.
     

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