On April 13th, 2029, An Asteroid More Than 1,000 Feet Wide Will Pass By Earth. Watch full video and know more about it.
On April 13th, A Friday in 2029, an Asteroid An Asteroid More Than 1,000 Feet Wide Will Pass By Earth and will easily be observed with the naked eye. Some of this debris will be going so fast that it will fly right out of the earth’s atmosphere and go into orbit around the earth.
At one point it will travel more than the width of the full Moon within a minute and it will get as bright as the stars in the Little Dipper
The asteroid, looking like a moving star-like point of light, will first become visible to the naked eye in the night sky over the southern hemisphere, flying above Earth from the east coast to the west coast of Australia. It will be mid-morning on the East Coast of the United States when Apophis is above Australia. It will then cross the Indian Ocean, and by the afternoon in the eastern US it will have crossed the equator, still moving west, above Africa.
At closest approach, Apophis will be over the Atlantic Ocean and it will move so fast that it will cross the Atlantic in just an hour.
The last time this happened was 65 million years ago, when an asteroid struck the earth, creating the ‘Chicxulub crater’ in Mexico and causing the extinction of the dinosaurs. The next time the asteroid is set to pass earth after 2029 is 2036.
Scientists also advanced the idea of putting a seismometer on the space rock — one design would impale Apophis like a harpoon — to pick up tiny vibrations through the space rock that could help scientists understand the interior structure of Apophis and how it’s affected by Earth’s gravity. Also among the ideas is a mission that would create an artificial crater on Apophis, as Hayabusa2 just did at an asteroid called Ryugu, in order to see below the weathered surface of the asteroid.
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