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The Doomsday Channel

Todd R. Miller | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Todd R. Miller

If it was determined that Apophis was to actually strike the Earth in 2029, I can't help but wonder how we would respond to a potential extinction level event.

Celebrating Apophis Day

Dan Mack | Posted 02.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Dan Mack

Who cares if life as we know it can continue on the planet Earth? This is not a rhetorical question. Who, specifically, cares? As importantly, why should those of us who read this today give Near Earth Object detection and deflection any of our precious time, money, or attention?

Asteroid Defense, Or How to Stop a Species Killer

John Geoghegan | Posted 11.06.2012 | Weird News
John Geoghegan

Apophis' chief claim to fame is that it briefly achieved the highest level ever measured on the Torino Impact Hazard Scale before it was downgraded. Nevertheless, it still has a one in 250,000 chance of hitting Earth on its second visit.

Bruce Willis to Save World in 2036

Pablo Andreu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

The asteroid Apophis might crash into the Earth on April 13, 2036. NASA says that the chance of impact is slim, but actor Bruce Willis is counting on it.

Apophis Asteroid To Scrape Past Earth, Closer Than Any Known Object (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Apophis, a 900-foot asteroid, was believed by scientists to have a greater than 2 percent chance of hitting earth. Wired explains, The asteroid appea...

Near-Earth Asteroid Caught On Film By Astronomers (PHOTO)

Wired | Betsy Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A team of astronomers from Italy captured images of the asteroid that passed by Earth Wednesday at a distance one-third that between the Earth and the...