Apophis flyby offers glimpse ahead of 2029- known as God of Chaos

Astronomers will have the opportunity to study the enormous space rock when it passes us by in March.Named ominously after the Egyptian god of chaos, Apophis measures 340 meters across and was first spotted by astronomers at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona in June 2004.bWhat made it particularly remarkable at the time was the fact that it seemed to have a 2.7% chance of striking the Earth in 2029, however this has since been revised down to just 1 in 150,000. Even so, when it does skim past Earth in eight years’ time it will pass so close to our planet that scientists will have a unique opportunity to study it up close……Read More



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