The Apophis asteroid is set to "skip the surface" of the planet in 2029 at an astonishing distance of only 19,000 miles. Educational YouTube channel Second Thought explained in a video posted on Friday: "Many scientists are watching the Apophis asteroid, which will travel only 19,000 miles from Earth in 10 years – basically skipping cosmologically. In perspective of how close it will be, consider the fact that Apophis will cross between meteorological satellites and Earth.
'Apophis, named after the Egyptian chaos god, is classified as a potentially dangerous asteroid.
"An asteroid receives this designation if it corresponds to a certain size and proximity to the threshold of the Earth.
“Apophis definitely checks both fields.
“The asteroid of the God of Chaos is a whopping 340 meters, making it one of the largest specimens to travel so close to Earth.
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"To put 340 meters in perspective, that's 1
"The spring of 2029 will probably be the best chance for scientists to study it closely, since its next visit will be much safer at 36 million miles
" Middle-aged people will also be able to see aste
"It is expected to shine as brightly as the surrounding stars and cover the distance of the moon in the sky in about 60 seconds."
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The shock waves and the resulting ball of fire and destruction absorb all of New Guinea, much of Borneo and parts of northern Australia.
However, NASA claims that there is only one in 250,000 chances for Apophis to hit our planet.
Steve Chesley, who works for the agency, explained: "Apophis is one of those celestial bodies that has attracted public interest since it was discovered in 2004.
" Updated computing techniques and newly available data show the likelihood of a meeting on Earth on April 13, 2036 for Apophis dropped from one in 45,000 to about four in a million. "
Alberto Celino Astrophysical Observatory of Turin warned:" We can rule a collision on the next closest approach to Earth, but then the orbit will change in a way that is not completely predictable at the moment, so we cannot predict behavior over a longer time interval. "
NASA is currently in the process of developing a double asteroid test (DART) test.
DART will test whether it is possible to target asteroids that threaten to strike the Earth.