Forty-eight years, it is estimated how many years the earth has been before the Apophis (God of Chaos) asteroid is expected to hit the earth. Although it was initially calculated that Apophis asteroid would miss our planet by a small margin, new information has confirmed that Apophis may collide with the Earth.
This new calculation is largely due to scientists taking the Yarkovsky effect into consideration, which actually means that asteroids can actually accelerate in space based on their chemical composition. Radioactive materials can slightly increase the space of an asteroid, thereby changing its trajectory so little. As we all know, Apophis is about 300 meters long and is mainly made of solid metal-this is the type of asteroid we want to avoid.
Dave Tholen of the University of Hawaii has known Apophis since 2004. He commented: “Apophis is still a threatening object regardless of Yarkovsky̵
During this long 48 years, Apophis will make an “extremely close” flyby on Friday, April 13, 2029 (yes, Friday the 13th), visible to the naked eye.
If there is a chance for apocalypse, at least Orea will let you cover the apocalyptic dome built in Norway.
? An @UHIfA astronomer has revealed an important new discovery related to a large asteroid, which is expected to be very close to Earth➡️https://t.co/9a6dooEeSj #UHMResearch pic.twitter.com/m4X2tFPPR5
—University of Hawaii at Manoa (@uhmanoa) October 28, 2020