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Phoenixavatar2
phoenixavatar2
9 years ago

And here I thought I had to go to CNN to get sensationalist headlines about stuff that’s not going to happen.

Kellx
kellx
9 years ago

haha nice…. where do you guys find these awesome stories? seriously, i always wait for the next bit of news to come from gateworld regardless if it is SG related or not… Always something interesting

Evilslayer
Evilslayer
9 years ago

The asteroid Apophis is nowhere near the size it needs to be to affect life on a global scale. It’s closer in size to the one that exploded over Sibiria early last century.

Greenfire32
Greenfire32
9 years ago

Why are we so unbelievable infatuated with theories of our own demise?

Y2k, LHC, 2012, the zombie thing that’s supposed to happen tonight, and now this?

This is ridiculous.

Tealcvala
tealcvala
9 years ago

apophis just won’t leave earth alone :)

Jonah1956
jonah1956
9 years ago

you just made my day! :P

StarSancFar
KDestiny_Kree
9 years ago

haha, good one!

OMG can’t believe a Stargate fan found the asteroid!! If I found it, I probably would’ve named it after a system lord aswell, except I probably would have called it Anubis…. :P
Love these sorts of stories!!

Jauh0
Jauh0
9 years ago

If I find an asteroid, I’m naming it “O’Neill”, the next “Anubis” and the third “Michael”, fourth “Thor” and the fifth “Fifth”. Low chance of happening though.

Junebug
junebug
9 years ago

I believe I saw a you tube video with Neil deGrasse Tyson explaining why this asteroid would miss us the first time, but could come around to smack us the 2nd time.

Billz
Billz
9 years ago

Didn’t Anubis already attempt to wipe us out with an asteroid, lol?
(SG1, Fail Safe, 5×17)

Asecooper222
asecooper222
9 years ago

I saw the movie – it hits Paris.

Jim
Jim
9 years ago

Maybe if it misses us the 2nd time as well,it hits us on the next round.And there I thought for the n-th time Apophis was dead!They’ve been trying to kill him since 97′ and he just won’t die!

Jauh0
Jauh0
9 years ago

Apophis just can’t keep from crashing into planets. First Delmak and now Earth.

Boyd18
boyd18
9 years ago

He’s a slippery little snake.

Boyd18
boyd18
9 years ago

I’d be more worried about the NEO’s haven’t detected.

Jim Hutto
9 years ago

I look at it this way. Hundreds of Millions if not Billions of rocks have this this planet since it was created, Humans have survived every major impact (in one form or an other) since this planets creation as well. If this one hits, then so be it. There is nothing we can do to stop it. If it doesn’t then so be it again. I look at it this way. Why worry, so you may have some big ass fireworks. Keep living, keep paying your bills and keep loving your family. However if I get a chance to name… Read more »

Evilslayer
Evilslayer
9 years ago

@ Jim Hutto Humanity haven’t survived any major impacts, because the last really big one hit Earth about 66 (not 65) million years ago. Also, by 2036 I think we should be able to stop a small asteroid like Apophis.

Jauh0
Jauh0
9 years ago

Hutto: There hasn’t been major impacts causing noticeable global effect in the human period. This asteroid is only about 400 meters long, so it’s minor compared to past meteors. It’s not the end of the world, and frankly there are bigger threats on Earth before it’s even ready to hit our planet.

Gary.j.leadbeater
gary.j.leadbeater
9 years ago

i would just like to point out that this is really old news as in 2009 news they new then that it could potentially hit us in 2036 and also even if it did hit the things about the size of 2 football pitches so after it hits the atmosphere and starts to burn up its only going to be half that size by the time it actually hits the surface so whats with the ridiculous header for the page. Scientists: Apophis could destroy Earth in 2036, what a bunch of crap darren u do have some great stories on… Read more »

Billz
Billz
9 years ago

All NASA needs to do is send up Bruce Willis with an oil drilling team and 2 mobile drills, one of which will be destroyed by a fat guy not following orders, lol.

Jim
Jim
9 years ago

@Gary The very name Apophis and the possibillty of it hitting Earth is a cool news to be posted here.And if an object 200 meters wide hit let’s say New York at a speed of 20-50000 mph,New York would be no more,which means casulties in millions.Although,no it would not have a global effect. Also what’s been said to Jim Hutto is true,no major impacts in these couple hundred thousand years period that humans have been arround. And I agree with @JauhO..we should be able to destroy the object of that size before it hits the Earth.The ones that pose real… Read more »

Jim
Jim
9 years ago

Naah,all you need is a Goua’uld Alkesh to land on the asteroid,engage the hyperdrive,form a hyperspace bubble around it and go through Earth!

Flickshtain
flickshtain
9 years ago

I was doing voiceover translation into Russian. Because the Russian TV companies might do it next year. And fans of the show, want to watch it now. I must say that its creators, either personally know a lot or they have a very serious consultants. Skepticism is certainly useful, but we should be objective. Until now, all that was once science fiction has become reality. I see no reason to change.

Darob
darob
9 years ago

has anyone checked to see if there’s any naquadah on it?? (the asteroid in the illastration looks a bit bigger than 2 football pitches)

Flickshtain
flickshtain
9 years ago

Vain irony. Uranium and plutonium, is something that is on earth. Who said that nothing else is there? For example there are nuclear reactors without radiation. I am sure that the information you find on the web. And yes, accidents do not happen, and this includes the asteroid Apophis.

Jim
Jim
9 years ago

First off,that what you call irony is in fact sarcasm.Common mistake,no problem there.But I’m not sure what you mean by accidents don’t happen? Because,yes they do..and secondly,are you suggesting that this asteroid coming in a trajectory close to Earth is not an accident,that someone sent it..ha,ha,ha?Because,if that’s the case..oh,man,the asteroid is the least of your worries!

Flickshtain
flickshtain
9 years ago

Of course it did not send by anybody. But his trajectory is a result of events that are subject to the laws of physics and space dynamics. Therefore, we are not talking about the accident. Although from our point of view, so it seems.
Seems that my main problem is people with limited way of thinking.

Mythos
mythos
9 years ago

@flickshtain – Actually, we are talking about what would be an accident, in interstellar terms. The ’cause’ of the event is unapparent and it’s unlikely that there’s any intent behind it. Just like if someone drives their car into yours. Obviously there was a sequence of events that lead to the effect but because you don’t know what they all are at the time and there was likely no direct intent to cause the effect, it’s an ‘accident’. So yes, accidents do happen even if there is a cause for all effects because the definition doesn’t rely on there not… Read more »

Flickshtain
flickshtain
9 years ago

That means we do not agree in definitions. But in the universe nothing happens by accident. Even if we do not know what will happen.

And here is a link to a reactor that does not use radioactive elements. At the bottom of the page, an explanation in English.
http://www.invur.ru/index.php?page=proj&cat=neob&doc=solin

Flickshtain
flickshtain
9 years ago

You see, the fact is that a nuclear reaction, it is not always a chain reaction.

Due to realization of highly effective substance mass release processes into electromagnetic energy (alternating current), Solin Environment-Safe Quantum Nuclear Reactor avoids formation of radioactive waste and appearance of incontrollable emergency situations.

Anquietas
Anquietas
9 years ago

Hmm… I predict massive, worldwide orgies in 2036. :)

Levity aside,taking out any major city has worldwide implications. The global economy, if it still exists in 25-years would suffer greatly. That said, it gives us plenty of time to stop blowing ourselves up–or to take a reprieve–and to puzzle out away to deflect it or reduce it’s major points of mass.

If we can put Gizmo on Mars, we can fend off a hurtling galactic pebble.

Flickshtain
flickshtain
9 years ago

I think that 25 years – that’s all we have, judging by the rate of degradation of the planet. And this is according to official data. The reality may be much worse.

Jauh0
Jauh0
9 years ago

: Actually, we can propably calculate the place where it impacts before the collision, so we would see the economical and other abstract effects sooner. I think that we can deflect it though, if it even goes on a collision course, because it will pass close to Earth way before 2036, and if SG has taught us anything, it’s that nukes can fix anything. :)

Mythos
mythos
9 years ago

@flickshtain – There are official sources for definitions. Without them, I could say ‘purple’ and mean what everyone else knows as ‘ocean’. If you drive your car into someone else’s, I guarantee that you’ll try to convince your insurance company that it was an ‘accident’. :P Whether or not the universe is bound by causality is debatable, whether accidents exist is not because of it’s definition. And I hate to break it to you, but the reactor mentioned in your link still has radiation. I’m not sure if you’re using your own definition for radiation as you appear to be… Read more »

Jim
Jim
9 years ago

The Earth is flat. No it’s round. Well that’s because we don’t agree on definition! Ha,ha,ha,ha!!!

Lol,forever and word man! But also a word of advice,don’t even start any sort of discussion with this guy..just read nonsences he writes around,here and in other threads!Let’s just say that he’s not on best terms with logic.

And @flickshtein Talking about limited thinking and you could also connect that to what you said about education in another post..not producing radioactive waste and not creating radioactivity,in however big,or low amounts is not the same thing. Oh,maybe you understood that incorrectly by “accident”!?

Flickshtain
flickshtain
9 years ago

I’m glad you see the difference between the radioactive radiation and electromagnetic radiation. And also you can see the difference between an accident from the perspective of human, and the point of view of the universe. And of course you understand that only one student like Hitler or Stalin, enough
to destroy tens of millions more valuable lives, along with their future.
You are right … Ok.

Flickshtain
flickshtain
9 years ago

By the way, the Earth is a sphere – by definition…

Mythos
mythos
9 years ago

– All I can think of to say at this point is ‘Indeed’.

Flickshtain
flickshtain
9 years ago

Are you mocking me because I wrote “reactor without radiation”, instead of “reactor without dangerous radiation”? Just because of one word, which I thought was obvious? If so, then you are just evil asses!:)

Mythos
mythos
9 years ago

– Actually I was just quoting Teal’c to be funny.

Jim
Jim
9 years ago

Lol! And all I can say at this point is;”Ah,for cryin’ out loud!”

Flickshtain
flickshtain
9 years ago

“A lot of work!” :)

Mythos
mythos
9 years ago

– Touché.

– Huh?

Flickshtain
flickshtain
9 years ago

Meaning?..

Mythos
mythos
9 years ago

Exactly :P

Flickshtain
flickshtain
9 years ago

Exactly what?

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Sam white
sam white
9 years ago

Lets get this right as I know what I am talking about. This will NOT hit earth the key hole that they talk about get smaller with the more data we gather because that is where it is going and now we know that it will pass between earth and the moon, so yes very close but not going to do any damage to any thing at all. And for who discovered it, it was not a Stargate fan it was found by the “Keck” telescope in hawaii which is American (Unfountualy) and it was named because we knew it… Read more »