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Apophis Asteroid

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.

WATCH: 'Doomsday' Asteroid Livesteam

Posted 01.09.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 01/09/2013 11:13 AM EST on SPACE.com A European space telescope has captured new images of the huge asteroid Apophis...

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?

Defending Spaceship Earth

Peter Bjerregaard | Posted 02.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Peter Bjerregaard

The underlying theme of this fascinating speech is of course much more fundamental. The real issue at hand here is governance. How do we, as a species, handle impending catastrophes? How do we allocate resources to initiatives that will benefit us in the long-term?

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.

NASA: Asteroid 'Could' Hit Earth In 2036

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Apophis Asteroid is back in the news after a Russian report concluded it could hit Earth in 2036. They even have a date for the potential impact. "...

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...

NASA Downgrades Threat Of Large Asteroid Apophis

AP | AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LOS ANGELES (AP)- NASA says the chances of an 885-foot asteroid striking Earth in 2036 have been downgraded. Scientists initially believed there was ...

Russia May Send Spacecraft To Knock Away Asteroid That Could Hit Earth

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's space agency chief said Wednesday a spacecraft may be dispatched to knock a large asteroid off course and reduce the chances o...