Apophis asteroid can have hundreds of opportunities to hit Earth in the next century, Russian scientists have warned.
Named after the ancient Egyptian god of evil, darkness and destruction, Apophis 99942 is expected to reach 37,600 km from Earth, only one tenth of the distance between our planet and the moon in 2029
. 19659003] Researchers from the Heavenly Mechanics Department at St. Petersburg State University have warned that the 370-meter-long cosmic rock near Earth's Earth orbit could crash on the planet at a speed of 7.43 km per second in 2068 to be on its way strike, will somehow have to spend the space needle to cross the two-dimensional space of space during its crossing in 2029.
"[asteroid’s] The approach causes significant distraction of possible trajectories, including trajectories showing approximation in 2051 . ", The report said. "Further orbital resonance repetitions contain a large number of (about a hundred) possible clash between Apophis and Earth, the most dangerous of them in 2068
The asteroid will make several nearby fields, increasing the risk of space debris to orbital The vast cosmic rock will reach 16 million kilometers from our planet in 2044, 760,000 kilometers in 2051, within five million kilometers in 2060 and "only" 100,000 kilometers in 2068
If it passes through a two meter wide "lock" during the planned flight in 2029, that would be (2059) (although the chances for this happen somewhere in the region of about one to 2.3 million)
The findings of the Russian team will be presented at Korolev's Cosmonautics readings to be held in Moscow later this month.Project contingency plans to destroy the potential nuclear weapons threat have already been developed by researchers from Tomski State University of Siberia with the help of a supercomputer. But recent Russian studies contradict NASA's numerous calculations and revisions in 2013
"Impact coefficients are now less than one in a million, which makes us say we can effectively manage our interest to the Apophis asteroid will essentially be for his scientific interest in the foreseeable future, "explains Don Jomans, NASA's Office of the JPL's Office.
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