Apophis asteroid will be visible from Earth this weekend

An asteroid the size of three football fields will pass by a star and be visible from Earth on Sunday, February 21. But have no fear, there is no danger of it hitting our planet.  “The more that we can understand the orbits of asteroids like Apophis the better we can prepare,” said Will Snyder, Manager … Continue reading Apophis asteroid will be visible from Earth this weekend

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