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posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 04:52 PM
I was just reading this article about the asteroid Apophis which I think is the only known ELE Asteroid that is coming close to earth that we have found and are tracking. Anyway in the article it says.

Apophis, at its closest point in 2029, will be at least 18,300 miles away from the Earth. Dan Durda, a scientist with the Southwest Research Institute in Colorado, told the Times that he submitted a proposal to NASA to send a spacecraft to the asteroid and learn more about it.


Anyway so here is my theory. Lets say that they do allow them to do research on it, and lets just say someone comes up with the idea to test possibly blowing up an asteroid before it hits earth on Apophis. I think they have actually made a movie out of something similar to this idea, but this is a real possibility as far as I can tell. NASA and the government has recently become very interested in Near Earth Objects and how to stop them to the point that I have started to wonder if the other part of the story is a lie.

Russian scientists last week said that the Apophis asteroid may collide with the earth in 2036 but a report came out this week which said the chance of it striking the earth is highly unlikely.

That point aside we will assume they are telling the truth and they just want to study it. It is not unusual at all to assume that they may come up with the idea to try and find a way to blow it up as a test of things to do in the future if there is a ELE Asteroid on a collision course with Earth. In fact I would say it would be highly likely they would not pass the chance up.

So my argument is, what if they try and blow it up and something goes wrong and they accidentally redirect into the Earth or shatter it and send thousands of pieces into Earth's atmosphere.

I didn't see anything about this on the forums so sorry if its a repost but thought I would get your opinions.

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 05:01 PM
reply to post by Phantom28804

Ive read about it before But its nice to refresh sometimes, I hate the names they give these asteroids!

Apophis is the Opponent of the Sun God of eternal light (the snake god)
In other words Going Christian "The Devil"

Yeah this caused a lot of hype back in 2004 i think, They said it was gonna Hit the earth, Then they thought it might hit the moon instead....

The truth is they dont have a clue

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 05:30 PM

Originally posted by TedHodgson
reply to post by Phantom28804

Ive read about it before But its nice to refresh sometimes, I hate the names they give these asteroids!

Apophis is the Opponent of the Sun God of eternal light (the snake god)
In other words Going Christian "The Devil"

Yeah this caused a lot of hype back in 2004 i think, They said it was gonna Hit the earth, Then they thought it might hit the moon instead....

The truth is they dont have a clue

Asteroid Apophis was named after the encient Egyptian God of destruction and darkness.

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 05:38 PM
reply to post by Gixxer

   /əˈpoʊfɪs/ Show Spelled[uh-poh-fis] Show IPA
–noun Egyptian Mythology .
a demon serpent of darkness whom Ra, as sun god, destroys every morning at dawn.

So what i said then, Its all the same thing, Describing the egyption "Devil".

Evil has many names, and Attempting to correct me is silly

edit on 8/2/11 by TedHodgson because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 05:59 PM
Funny, I was just reading about this too...then I saw your thread. They say that blowing it up may not work on a large one, or like you said it would break into small pieces, which would present it's own's some info on it...BTW...S&F for you!

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 06:01 PM
Apophis is a sissi .. what about Anubis

sorry couldnt help my self

posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 06:52 PM
reply to post by StealthyKat

Yea I have actually read a lot about that particular Asteroid. Coincidentally the article I originally linked made it out like this was a new story but about this time last year they were talking about the same thing. How NASA said no but the Russians thought it would hit in 2036. Interesting how the Russians suddenly changed there minds.

Anyway all that aside that is what I was getting at. Is that NASA, and all the other space programs out there. I am sure they have already gotten it in there heads that it would be a good practice run for possible future defense plans. If I am not mistaken I think Bush was working on a program similar to Star Wars that was supposed to be for exactly that purpose of destroying Asteroids before they could get to Earth, or to stop a Interstellar invasion. Either way it is interesting, and frankly I could honestly see the world ending or having a major catastrophe because of some genius military/science plan. I whole heartedly believe the world have a much better chance of blowing up due to a man made experiment then we do of natural occurrences

posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 01:12 AM
reply to post by Phantom28804

Just reading about this here:

"The situation is that in 2029, April 13, [Apophis] flies very close to the Earth, within five Earth radii, so that will be quite an event, but we’ve already ruled out the possibility of it hitting at that time,” Yeomans told Life’s Little Mysteries. “On the other hand, if it goes through what we call a keyhole during that close Earth approach … then it will indeed be perturbed just right so that it will come back and smack Earth on April 13, 2036,” Yeomans said."

Interesting thought about causing it to impact, however we may need to try something if the keyhole changes it to a collision course.

"The more likely scenario is this: Apophis will make a fairly close approach to Earth in late 2012 and early 2013, and will be extensively observed with ground-based optical telescopes and radar systems. If it seems to be heading on a destructive path, NASA will devise the scheme and machinery necessary to change the asteroid’s orbit, decreasing the probability of a collision in 2036 to zero, Yeomans said"

edit on 2/9/2011 by Overtime because: added

posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 06:30 AM
reply to post by Phantom28804

You are probably right on that. The scary part of the asteroid thing is the fact that one could hit us at any time without much warning. But then again we may not be hit for 100 years.....I do hope they come up with a plan though, just in case......if not for us, then for future generations.

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 11:41 PM

Originally posted by StealthyKat
reply to post by Phantom28804

You are probably right on that. The scary part of the asteroid thing is the fact that one could hit us at any time without much warning. But then again we may not be hit for 100 years.....I do hope they come up with a plan though, just in case......if not for us, then for future generations.


You may not have to wait until 2029. I humbly offer the following.

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A coronal mass ejection (CME) is a massive burst of solar wind, other light isotope plasma, and magnetic fields rising above the solar corona or being released into space.

Coronal mass ejections are often associated with other forms of solar activity, most notably solar flares, but a causal relationship has not been established. Most ejections originate from active regions on Sun's surface, such as groupings of sunspots associated with frequent flares. CMEs occur during both the solar maxima and the solar minima of sun activity, albeit with decreased frequency during the minima.

Coronal mass ejections release huge quantities of matter and electromagnetic radiation into space above the sun's surface, either near the corona or farther into the planet system or beyond (interplanetary CME). The ejected material is a plasma consisting primarily of electrons and protons, but may contain small quantities of heavier elements such as helium, oxygen, and even iron. It is associated with enormous changes and disturbances in the coronal magnetic field. Coronal mass ejections are usually observed with a white-light coronagraph.

Recent scientific research has shown that the phenomenon of magnetic reconnection is responsible for CME and solar flares. Magnetic reconnection is the name given to the rearrangement of magnetic field lines when two oppositely directed magnetic fields are brought together. This rearrangement is accompanied with a sudden release of energy stored in the original oppositely directed fields.

On the sun, magnetic reconnection may happen on solar arcades—a series of closely occurring loops of magnetic lines of force. These lines of force quickly reconnect into a low arcade of loops, leaving a helix of magnetic field unconnected to the rest of the arcade. The sudden release of energy in this reconnection causes the solar flare. The unconnected magnetic helical field and the material that it contains may violently expand outwards forming a CME.

This also explains why CMEs and solar flares typically erupt from what are known as the
active regions on the sun where magnetic fields are much stronger on average.

Impact on Earth

When the ejection is directed towards the Earth and reaches it as an interplanetary CME (ICME), the shock wave of the traveling mass of Solar Energetic Particles causes a geomagnetic storm that may disrupt the Earth's magnetosphere, compressing it on the day side and extending the night-side magnetic tail. When the magnetosphere reconnects on the nightside, it releases power on the order of terawatt scale, which is directed back toward the Earth's upper atmosphere.

This process can cause particularly strong auroras in large regions around Earth's magnetic poles. These are also known as the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) in the northern hemisphere, and the Southern Lights (aurora australis) in the southern hemisphere. Coronal mass ejections, along with solar flares of other origin, can disrupt radio transmissions and cause damage to satellites and electrical transmission line facilities, resulting in potentially massive and long-lasting power outages.

Humans in space or at high altitudes, for example, in airplanes, risk exposure to intense radiation. Short-term damage might include skin irritation. Long-term consequences might include an increased risk of developing skin cancer.

This has happened recently, albeit on a smaller scale.

On 1 August 2010, during solar cycle 24, scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) observed a series of four large CMEs emanating from the Earth-facing hemisphere. The initial CME was generated by an eruption on August 1 associated with sunspot 1092, a sunspot which was large enough to be seen without the aid of a solar telescope. The event produced significant aurorae on August 4.

Read more at:

I also find the following to be of significant interest and I share with all. I think Clif is on to something here.
Into the rabbit hole we merrily skip, eyes wide open, humming a tune..."Ticket to Ride?...


Hope you'alls still in the saddle, because it just gets better...check this out:

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Here at Half Past Human, we forecast the future.
We are not alone in forecasting the future, all humans do it to some degree. Just a quick search of the internet will provide dozens of forms of future forecasting. Some use astrology, some use other methods.

We employ a technique based on radical linguistics to reduce extracts from readings of dynamic postings on the internet into an archetypical database. With this database of archtypical language, we calculate the rate of change of the language. The forecasts of the future are derived from these calculations. Our calculations are based on a system of associations between words and numeric values for emotional responses from those words. These 'emotional impact indicators' are also of our own devising. They are attached to a data base of over 300/three hundred thousand words. This data base of linked words/phrases and emotions is our lexicon from which the future forecasting is derived."

Read the entire file here:

Also, to further your journey down this particular rabbit hole (this is, IMHO, a false flag to draw attention to the real possibility of an "event" in mid to late October which involves Elinin and a recently-found new guest to the table...2005 YU55...which arrives just in time for the "11-11-11" prophecies (the actual date is 8/11/2011).

The rock, 2005YU55 has been documented at about 400 meters/1312 feet in size and inbound at about 15.5 kps/34 672 mph/50 853/sec.

Compare this to Elinin: NO SIZE, and inbound at 23.7 kps/53 015 mph. To make it something to actually relate to (can you actually conceptualize 53 000 mph?), it is 25 918 yards per second...about 260 football fields laid end-to-end PER SECOND.

Now, here is where it gets interesting. It has not exactly been frontpage news in the drive-by media (thanks Rush) that 2005 YU55 will come inside the orbit of the moon. The moon being about 384 403 km/238 857 miles distance from Earth, 2005 YU55 will whiz between the Earth and the Moon at a distance of 315 000 km/201 714 miles.

Question? Do these figures indicate that 2005 YU55 will pass by the Moon at about 69 403 km/371 miles distance on 8/11/2011? That's only 12 780 605 488 inches. Seems close to me. Just saying...

How about the fact that there is here-to-fore NO PUBLISHED evidence of the size of Elinin, but it is described as a comet.

"A comet is an icy small Solar System body that, when close enough to the Sun, displays a visible coma (a thin, fuzzy, temporary atmosphere) and sometimes also a tail. These phenomena are both due to the effects of solar radiation and the solar wind upon the nucleus of the comet. Comet nuclei are themselves loose collections of ice, dust, and small rocky particles, ranging from a few hundred meters to tens of kilometers across.

Comets have been observed since ancient times and have historically been considered bad omens.

Ya think?

Time is getting short.

Thoughts, anyone?

In Peace & Light

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 01:06 PM
2029 or 2036 whichever they say it is is 18 or 25 years away,if you go back 25 years the world in terms of technology & knowledge of space isn't what it is today,i'm confident by then we'll have some sort plan to blow it up somehow.
if it did go wrong there isn't much anybody could do except panic & run around shouting.

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 01:23 PM
when in worries, or in doubt, run in circles, scream, and shout.
works for me.

posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:06 PM
apophis doesnt look very close to us in 2036.
.432 au on april 12, 2036
.0846 au on dec 31, 2043
.0046 au on april 14, 2060

it is a lot closer to hitting venus on June 12, 2038, however.

posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 08:49 PM
I guess this isn't as important as elenin, huh?

posted on May, 3 2011 @ 05:53 PM
reply to post by TedHodgson

No Apophis was the God of the Night. Out of the Egyptian Gods, the one closest to the Devil is Set.

With respect to the asteroid hitting the planet, then at the moment there is no concern. There is a small "gravitational keyhole" which, if it passes through in 2029, could increase the possibility of it hitting the planet in 2036

posted on May, 3 2011 @ 06:51 PM
not saying that an asteroid colision such as apophis is not going to cause widespread or mass destruction on impact, though the chances that this would be an end all, extinction level event is not as threatening as some may make it out to be. Nasa have given figures for impact effects which show it not to be long lasting or initiation of an impact winter with a strike being made on earth.

posted on Nov, 9 2011 @ 03:44 PM
i was watching yu55 through a tiny set of binoculars... and i started to look at other nea's... and came across apophis, so of course i searched ats for anything related...

i also searched google and found these also related...

first from the UN

and then from NASA

although no one can really tell whether we would be in danger or whether its course may change and be nowhere near us... either way it is quite interesting... and yes i am aware i am a few months late on this particular issue... work has been insane here lately

and here is a 6 frame clip of yu55
edit on 9-11-2011 by schitzoandro because: add

posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 09:26 AM
I've been gripped by the Rage intro for quite a while now. And since then I can't get the Apophis threat out from my mind. Besides having a good piano music piece the intro made me think. Though I'm not an astronomer, what is the chance of Apophis missing the gravity pull from the large planets of our solar system, strafing our own moon mostly unscathed and heading to impact our own planet? I wonder if the science predicting its possible path has counted all those factors in. Just my curious mind and two kopeks.

I know the Russian authorities have proposed a common Space Defense grid to the Americans including radars and ABM's as anti asteroid weapons. And we usually don't propose to use billions unless there's a real threat. So I'll add that a separate SM-3/S-400 missile cannot take out a huge asteroid possibly heading our way, but if said celestial body was somehow dispersed into smaller pieces the rockets could mop up the smaller pieces entering our atmosphere. (Maximum reentry speed for any medium/small body that S-400 destroys is 7 Km/s) And it would be an easier task, smaller pieces threatening a city or two would be slowed down in our atmosphere to manageable speeds.


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