NASA asteroid revelation: How 'overlooked small detail' could lead to Earth impact

NASA scientists overlooked a small detail about an asteroid's trajectory that could mean it hits Earth in the near future, according to the claims made by a French astrophysicist during a documentary.

Asteroids are small rocky bodies that usually sit in the inner Solar System, orbiting the Sun. There are millions of them flying around space and their collisions – known as impact events – have played a significant role in shaping many planets. Apophis 99942 is a 370-metre-wide near-Earth orbit space rock that continues to pose a destructive threat.

Initial observations from the space agency in 2004 revealed a probability of 2.7 percent that...
source: Express

2019-06-12 20:20
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