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A new report has informed that on April 13, 2029, an asteroid will pass by Earth at a distance of just 19,000 miles. The name of the asteroid is Apophis.
To image clearer, let’s make a comparison. The Moon is somewhere between 225,000 and 252,000 miles away at any given time.
As indicates bgr.com “this is going to be one seriously close shave, but as Space.com reports it’s going to be a day of celebration for scientists rather than fear, and the next decade will give researchers around the world an opportunity for something of an end-of-the-world “dry run” as they explore what measures they might one day have to take if a large space rock would ever threaten our survival.”
One of the awsome facts about phenomena is that the 1,100-foot-wide asteroid will pass so close to Earth that it’ll be seen without the need for a telescope. It’ll be bright enough that scientists claim it’ll be easily spotted with the naked eye, appearing similar to a star in the night sky, only moving very rapidly.
As mentions bgr.com “at present, it doesn’t appear as though the rock will pose a threat during its flybys after 2060, but astronomers can’t completely rule it out. If Apophis were to one day appear to be on a collision course with Earth, scientists will be extremely familiar with it by that point and the work being done between now and 2029 could come in handy”.
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