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Old 25th October 2008, 07:40 PM   #1
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Asteroid Apophos

Will it hit Earth or not?
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Old 25th October 2008, 07:48 PM   #2
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Probably not, unless someone playing with a magnet in Nairobi, Kenya keeps it pointed it in the right direction for the next 25 years.

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Old 26th October 2008, 03:11 PM   #3
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Definitely not on the first pass highly unlikely on the next one, but how dumb was it to name after the Egyptian god of death, come on name it asteroid pink fluffy bunny or sum tin.
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Old 26th October 2008, 09:02 PM   #4
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I thought this was old old old old old old news. In that the part we should have held our breathes for all ready past.
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Old 27th October 2008, 06:25 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by kedo1981 View Post
Definitely not on the first pass highly unlikely on the next one, but how dumb was it to name after the Egyptian god of death, come on name it asteroid pink fluffy bunny or sum tin.
I thought it was known by a number, and then when its trajectory was plotted as potentially hitting the Earth it was given a snappier name?
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