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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Asteroid 99942 Apophis

Asteroid 99942  by Bari Demers

James Montana

The asteroid, 99942 Apophis is headed our way to Earth in April 13th 2029, but it will pass by earth approximately 35,000km from earth. Sounds safe enough doesn't it? 
 Well it is, but the only drawback is this - the Apophis asteroid follows into our keyhole of earth's gravity which will pull it back to earth 7 years later. It could hit earth, headed directly towards California and Hawaii. 
But relax, we have until 2036 to think about what to do about it. NASA along with private enterprises are already contemplating how to land on asteroids for the purpose of mining minerals. 

Bari Demers

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