In Pictures: Celebrating doomsday past and future

A look at a couple other doomsday options and how people celebrated the last one.

A large asteroid – possibly as long as three-and-a-half football fields will likely pass near Earth in 2029 and again in 2036. Discovered in 2004, the asteroid had the immediate attention of space scientists and the media when initial calculations of its orbit indicated a 2.7% possibility of an Earth impact during a close flyby in 2029. NASA now says this just isn’t going to happen.

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