Reply to post: What's in a name?

We regret to inform you the massive asteroid NASA's all excited about probably won't hit Earth

Richard Scratcher
Mushroom

What's in a name?

If it's not that dangerous, then why give it the name Aphophis?

"Apep (Aapep, Apepi or Apophis) was the ancient Egyptian spirit of evil, darkness and destruction. As the arch enemy of the sun god, Ra, he was a malevolent force who could never be entirely be vanquished. Every night as the sun travelled though the underworld (or across the sky) his roar would fill the air and he would launch his attack."

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