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Shu
Shu is one of the Heliopolitan Ennead. He is the god of sunlight and air, first recorded in the Old Kingdom, where he was responsible for bringing Ra and the king to life every day. Over a millenium later, Akenaten was to continue this tradition, by...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Mormyrus
Fishes were often regarded as unclean animals which were forbidden as offerings and food to kings, gods and the priesthood. When the cult of Osiris became popular, the fish was identified with Seth, as, according to Plutharch people believed that the fish...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Selket/Serqet
Her name means 'She who causes to breathe' and refers to her power of protecting from, or curing poisonous stings of scorpions and serpents. The reason for this might lie in the fact that those who have been bitten tend to breathe too fast and too shallow...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Seth
Set, Seth, Sutek, the second son of Geb and Nut, depicted as either an animal with four legs, a curving snout, long ears and an erect tail, or as a human with an animal´s head. Which kind of animal this was has been subject to much debate. His skin was white...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian

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Nuke an asteroid? Russian plan may target Apophis
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 5:00 PM - Russia's new plan for protecting Earth from potential asteroid strikes has some chilling aspects.
Preventing Asteroid Apophis From Hitting Earth In 2036 – Using Nuclear & Laser
But, here's the problem: Apophis will come by again in 2029, and scientists are not absolutely sure and certain that it will not hit us then. There might be a 1-in-45,000 chance of it hitting us.
Asteroid 99942 Apophis' concern makes Russian scientists to plan reinvent ICBMS
Russian scientists have raised concerns about an asteroid dubbed 99942 Apophis, which is suspected to pass by earth in 2036. The scientists are planning to reinvent their ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missiles) they can destroy asteroids in future.
Why Is Russia Pointing Nuclear Missiles at Asteroids?
On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, the asteroid 99942 Apophis came within 0.1 astronomical units (A.
Russia's improved ballistic missiles to be tested as asteroid killers
The scientists would like to test the improved missiles' capabilities against the asteroid Apophis expected to come dangerously close to the Earth in 2036, the scientist said. "Most rockets work on boiling fuel.

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99942 Apophis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
99942 Apophis is a near-Earth asteroid that caused a brief period of concern in December 2004 because initial observations indicated a probability of up to ...
Apophis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apophis, Apep or Apepi may refer to: Ancient Egypt[edit]. Apep, an Ancient Egyptian mythological demon; Apepi (pharaoh) a 15th-Dynasty Hyksos pharaoh  ...
Predicting Apophis' Earth Encounters in 2029 and 2036
Upon its discovery in 2004, Apophis was briefly estimated to have a 2.7% chance of impacting the Earth in 2029. Additional measurements later showed there ...
Asteroid Apophis will not hit Earth in 2036. - Slate
Jan 4, 2016 Some sketchy news sources are reporting that the asteroid Apophis will hit the Earth in 2036. No, it actually won't.
Asteroid Apophis to sweep closely past Earth on January 9, 2013 ...
At present, there's a remote chance that Apophis will strike us in 2036. It's expected to drop to zero after the January 9, 2013 pass of Apophis near Earth.

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