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‘Doomsday asteroid’ gone; back in 16 years

AFP, katasztrofak.abbcenter.com and National Historical Commission of the Philippines

The asteroid called 99942 Apophis, long billed as a “doomsday asteroid,” buzzed the Earth at past 8 a.m. on Thursday morning, appearing like a tiny flashing dot in the sky but obscured by gray clouds from the vantage point of Filipinos.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

FAST FACTS: Who is Apophis?

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Apophis, which means “giant snake,” is the Egyptian sun god Ra’s nemesis.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Asteroid makes ‘flyby’ Thursday

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A heavenly body packing more energy than 25,000 Hiroshima bombs and which can obliterate Luzon on impact will streak across the skies near Earth on Thursday under the watchful gaze of astronomers the world over.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Infotech,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

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