NASA takes special interest in ‘potentially hazardous asteroid’ Apophis

Apophis hit the headlines in December 2004. Six months after its discovery, astronomers had accrued enough images to calculate a reasonable orbit for the 300-metre chunk of space rock. What they saw was shocking. There was a roughly 1 in 300 chance of the asteroid hitting Earth during April 2029….

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NASA takes special interest in ‘potentially hazardous asteroid’ Apophis

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