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Are We Ready For The Mother Of All Disasters — A Collision-Course With RAGNAROK ASTEROID APOPHIS?

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During this season of global disasters, it’s worth considering our preparedness for the worst reasonably-possible disaster: A large asteroid slamming into our planet. Although the likelihood is somewhere between unknown and small, as anyone who looks into what happened to the dinosaurs knows, this devastation far exceeds virtually any other disaster. Were a giant asteroid to appear on a collision course, it’s likely we’d have more than days but less than decades to avoid it. In early 2029, the large asteroid Apophis will pass less than 20,000 miles from Earth, closer than many commercial and military satellites. Discovered in 2004, it was not until 2021 that NASA was able to confidently assert that, absent unforeseen changes, Apophis may not collide with Earth [an assertion NASA is pushing but that top-100 scientists in the new RAGNAROK documentary haver doubts about]. Nonetheless, this close encounter reminds us of both the risks and of our level of preparedness for asteroids… (READ MORE)

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