Apophis-Earth collision in 2036?

Apophis Path Risk
In 2004, NASA scientists announced that there was a chance that Apophis,  could smash into Earth in 2029. After additional observations and some number-crunching later, astronomers noted that the chance of the planet-killer hitting Earth in 2029 was very small.

Now russian astronomers have predicted that asteroid Apophis may strike Earth on April 13, 2036.

“Apophis will approach Earth at a distance of 37,000-38,000 kilometers on April 13, 2029. Its likely collision with Earth may occur on April 13, 2036,” Professor Leonid Sokolov of the St. Petersburg State University said.

The scientist said, however, the chance of a collision in 2036 was extremely slim saying that the asteroid would likely disintegrate into smaller parts and smaller collisions with Earth could occur in the following years.
“Our task is to consider various alternatives and develop scenarios and plans of action depending on the results of further observations of Apophis,” Sokolov said.
The asteroid, discovered in 2004, is considered the largest threat to our planet, although NASA scientists reduced the likelihood of a hazardous strike with Earth in 2036.

Russia’s space agency announced its plans earlier to consider a project to prevent the large asteroid from colliding with Earth.
MOSCOW, (RIA Novosti)

1 comment:

  1. i live in central brazil,ia a horrible place to live ,but lot of people in my state feel safe about the end of the world,there is a place called ALTO PARAISO DE GOIAS,and people always say about the flood ,and apophis will create a giant colossal tsunami cities like new york,london,cape town,rio , buenos aires,melbourne,tel aviv,will be completly destroyed,people from ALTO PARAISO DE GOIAS has been speaking long time ago about the great flood.people shoul move to madrid,denver,calgary,camberra,johannesburg,sao paulo,and other cities with high altitude