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Watch Asteroid Apophis Fly By Earth Wednesday Night

IBTimes
Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Less than a month after the asteroid Toutatis popped in for a visit, Earth is going to get another flyby from a large asteroid. But rest easy; the space rock Apophis, named for the Egyptian demon Apep, enemy of the sun god Ra, won’t be striking us this time.

There is, however, a tiny chance – a very, very tiny chance -- that we might not be so lucky in 2036, which is why astronomers are especially keen to get a good view of Apophis this year. Currently, NASA estimates the probability of Apophis striking the Earth in April 2036 to be about 1 in 233,000.

In 2013, Apophis will come within a tenth of an astronomical unit – nearly 9,000,000 miles – of earth. The asteroid is about three football fields wide.

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