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Planetary defense specialists and asteroid scientists are already looking forward to a 2029 close approach of a relatively large asteroid called Apophis.

Although scientists are positive Apophis won't hit Earth in 2029, they can't yet rule out possible collisions many decades in the future, and there are plenty of other large space rocks orbiting the sun in Earth's neighborhood. Experts in planetary defense track these objects and prepare techniques that could divert any that do pose a threat.
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I can never resist injecting these articles, as I have long ago concluded that if we present a benefit here on Earth as a species, it revolves around our space program, which I believe to be a direct outgrowth of our wars, and hence meant for the only enemy we really have, a witless rock bent on our destruction. This one had a much worse reputation a few years back, which now appears not to threaten us in 2036 as it once did. But one can't really tell how much news of this genre will actually be shared with us. Nevertheless, we are quietly evolving into a Space Force, ready for anything the heartless Universe cares to throw our way, and I'm happy to say I do believe we're here to save the planet, and given the bad rap so popular as far as dramatic gloom and doomsday clock teaching 'units' go, I think our children ought to hear something positive about us, despite the destructive melodrama we project on a daily basis. If we fail in this bold endeavor, none of that will matter anyway!

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