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Russian astronomers predict Apophis-Earth collision in 2036

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:30 am via: RIA Novosti
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Russian astronomers have predicted that asteroid Apophis may strike Earth on April 13, 2036.

“Apophis will approach Earth at a distance of 37,000-38,000 kilometers on April 13, 2029. Its likely collision with Earth may occur on April 13, 2036,” Professor Leonid Sokolov of the St. Petersburg State University said.

The scientist said, however, the chance of a collision in 2036 was extremely slim saying that the asteroid would likely disintegrate into smaller parts and smaller collisions with Earth could occur in the following years.

“Our task is to consider various alternatives and develop scenarios and plans of action depending on the results of further observations of Apophis,” Sokolov said.

The asteroid, discovered in 2004, is considered the largest threat to our planet, although NASA scientists reduced the likelihood of a hazardous strike with Earth in 2036.

Russia’s space agency announced its plans earlier to consider a project to prevent the large asteroid from colliding with Earth.

Copyright 2011 RIA Novosti. All rights reserved.

5 Comments
LOL
It needs to wait in cue. The world is supposed to be destroyed Dec. 29th 2012.

Bet that would be annoying to show up and find something else beat you to the punch.
its funny that you believe in that
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