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Earth safe from Apophis asteroid for the next 100 years, NASA says – ABC News

NASA gives Earth the all-clear for the next century, removing a particularly menacing asteroid, Apophis, from its “risk list.”

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NASA has given Earth the all-clear for the next century, dismissing the threat from a particularly menacing asteroid.

  • First detected in 2004, Apophis is now officially off NASA’s asteroid “risk list”
  • Scientists were able to refine Apophis’ orbit around the sun thanks to radar observations
  • Apophis will come within 32,000 kilometres on April 13, 2029, enabling astronomers to get a good look

The space agency announced this week that new telescope observations had ruled out any chance of Apophis smacking…

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