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Asteroid Apophis

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Texas_Mark, Feb 9, 2011.

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    Saw the story about that asteroid possibly impacting the earth in 2036 so checked Luminos (it has a Potentially Hazardous section of objects NASA is tracking due to potential earth related impacts), Luminos had Apophis which is awesome so I took some screenies so you can check out where that thing is in relation to Earth's orbit.

    This first one I did using Luminos' "Ride Along" feature which lets me ride on top of satellites and asteroids as they travel through their orbits.

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    This next one is an orrery view which shows you where Apophis is in relation to the Earth's orbit (earth's orbit is rendered with the blue line)

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    In this last one I zoomed out from earth and then turned on all the Potentially Hazardous object NASA is tracking, talk about spooky!

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    I think it'll be so creepy when Apophis does finally get near earth, even if its a miss in Luminos Ill get to ride on it as it shoots by the Earth (missing hopefully!)

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