‘Apophis’ asteroid makes first Earth pass this week
Thursday - January 10, 2013
The asteroid dubbed “Apophis” is set to pass by the Earth this week … hopefully doom and destruction of all puny humans NOT to follow.
The 900-foot rock was named after the Goa’uld System Lord (who threatened Earth more than once, including in the Stargate SG-1 second season premiere “The Serpent’s Lair”) by astronomers who are also Stargate fans (story).
Apophis will swing back around for another run at Earth in 2036, which may provide a window for a closer pass — or even an impact.
Read more at Yahoo! News.
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