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Busy on April 13, 2036?

By Tony Hicks
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 at 11:30 am in Uncategorized.

You may be, whether you like it or not.

Busy as is in heading for high country, trying to outrun tidal waves, or simply vaporizing in a quick burst of ash. Which, if you think about it, isn’t the worst way to go.

So another report has concluded that the asteroid Apophis – which in ancient Greek means “Holy $#@&” – may hit the Earth in 2036. 

But on the bright side, it will apparently be doing it to the dynamic strains of Pink Floyd, so many of us will simply believe we’re at a 1977 Laserium show.


Apophis first has to hit what’s known as a gravitational keyhole in 2029, which would change it’s course and make it more likely to hit Earth. But there’s only a 1-48,000 change of that happening. Overall, NASA says there’s just a 1-in-250,000 chance Apophis is going to crash into the Earth, killing us all. So if you already have something on the calendar that day, you probably don’t need to change it.

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