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…