Apophis asteroid might be more likely to strike Earth in 2068 than thought

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Apophis asteroid might be more likely to strike Earth in 2068 than thought

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David Tholen, an astronomer at the University of Hawaii, recently reported on the status of asteroid Apophis during a virtual meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences. During his presentation, he outlined research he and his team conducted regarding the path of the asteroid and the likelihood that it will strike Earth.

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Image: DAMIT model of Apophis generated from light curve. This assumes that all areas of the asteroid have a similar albedo and reflectivity. Credit: Astronomical Institute of the Charles University: Josef Ďurech, Vojtěch Sidorin, CC BY 4.0

link to full story: https://phys.org/news/2020-11-apophis-a ... ought.html
other links:
https://www.space.com/asteroid-apophis- ... act-chance
https://www.europapress.es/ciencia/astr ... 41433.html

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