What You Must Know About Earth’s Apophis 2029 Asteroid Close Encounter
On April 13, 2029, Apophis, a colossal asteroid, will pass closer to Earth than ever recorded.
By Techtimes.com John Lopez, Tech Times
Zooming by at a distance less than 20,000 miles from our planet’s surface, Apophis will make history on April 13, 2029, as the closest encounter ever recorded with an asteroid of such magnitude.
Apophis’s name itself is shrouded in intrigue. Inspired by the Egyptian mythology figure Apep, an archenemy of Ra, the name is also connected to the sci-fi series Stargate SG-1, where “Apophis” was a prominent villain.
In 2004, astronomers at Arizona’s Kitt Peak National Observatory made a chilling discovery: a colossal asteroid was hurtling through space, aimed straight at Earth.
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