NASA has already made preparations for the arrival of the Asteroid 99942 Apophis, known as the "God of Chaos" asteroid, which will be slipping across the earth in 10 years. The asteroid measures 340 meters in diameter and will be only 30,000 kilometers from the Earth's surface. Apophis is one of the largest asteroids flying so close to the Earth's surface, and a collision with the planet can be devastating to all life on Earth.
The asteroid is supposed to move closer to Earth than communications and weather satellites in orbit. Most Earth orbit satellites are in a geostationary orbit that is 36,000 miles from the planet.
Apophis moves at a speed of nearly 25,000 miles per hour.
Apophis' size and proximity to the earth has led to its being classified as a potentially dangerous asteroid (PHA), and NASA seeks to learn as much as possible from the asteroid in order to face further asteroid problems in the future to avoid.
NASA scientists are aware that the orbit of the asteroid is changing around the planet in 2029, leading to fears that the massive rock might collide with the planet in the future.
It is expected that the rock will appear exceptionally bright in winter. Sky and speed will increase as it flies across the sky in 2029.
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NASA prepared to examine the rock as it passed the Earth, insisting that this would be a great opportunity for the world to learn more about similar asteroids.
Radar NASA scientist Marina Brozovic said, "The approach to Apophis in 2029 will be an incredible opportunity for science." The next approach will be over the Atlantic when the evening arrives in the US.
Due to the immense speed of the asteroid travels over the ocean in an hour and flies further into space.
Paul Chodas, director of CNEOS, added, "Apophis is a representative of some 2,000 currently known potentially dangerous asteroids.
"By observing Apophis during his flyby in 2029, we will gain important scientific knowledge that could someday be used for planetary defense.
Scientists named the rock Adopts after the Egyptian god of chaos, also known as Apep.