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Asteroid Apophis to pass Earth this week for last time before 2029 close flyby

  • March 01, 2021

However, it is the 2068 fly by of Apophis which researchers are most concerned about.

Experts from the University of Hawaii previously stated there is a one in 530,000 chance it could strike Earth in 2068.

But earlier this month researchers said the chance was now 1 in 380,000.

To put things into perspective, that’s a 99.99974 percent chance the asteroid will miss the Earth. While there is a one in 500,000 chance you could get struck by lightning.

But while the chances are small, they are there.

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