A single-tidal asteroid is rapidly catching up in a corner of infinite space, and US scientists have warned it could strike Earth. The name of this asteroid is “Apophis” or the god of destruction. The power of Apophis can be measured by the fact that if it hits the Earth, it will have the same effect as the explosion of 88 million tons of TNT. This asteroid is around 1000 feet wide and is moving very quickly towards earth. Know everything about this asteroid …..
Accelerated asteroids gain momentum
American scientists have warned that this destructive asteroid could strike Earth. This warning was given in a statement issued by the American Astronomical Society. University of Hawaii astronomer David Tholen said data from the Subaru Telescope revealed that Apophis is gaining momentum. He said data showed asteroids could strike Earth in 2068. Apophis is named after Greece’s god of destruction. Scientists have said that an exact determination of its impact on Earth or not will be possible in 2029 when the asteroid passes very close to Earth. David said that during this time the asteroid could be seen without any telescopes.
The asteroid Apophis is bigger than the Eiffel Tower in Paris
The god of destruction Apophis is taller than the Eiffel Tower in France. David said that in 2029 we will know how close this asteroid will be to Earth in 2068. He said that in 2029 we can also say what can happen when Apophis collides. He said: “ If this asteroid only passes a reasonable distance, Earth’s gravitational force will change course and it will come back in 2068 and could hit Earth. Scientists have said that this asteroid could strike the Earth on April 12, 2068. Its collision will have an impact equivalent to the explosion of 88 million tons of TNT.
God of destruction warms up in the sun
The asteroid Apophis was discovered by the Arizona Observatory on June 19, 2004. Since then, scientists have been eyeing this asteroid. Researchers discovered Apophis using the Subaru telescope this year and, after analysis, discovered that it had gained momentum. It has been found that asteroids heat up in the sun. Astronomers have said that this asteroid is expected to strike in 2068. NASA has described this asteroid as the third greatest threat. He states that the probability of asteroids hitting Earth in the next 48 years is 150,000.
Apophis taking shape like peanuts
Apophis is made of nickel and iron asteroids, and the radar image shows that it is constantly lengthening. Its shape now becomes like peanuts. However, the researchers also said more analysis was still needed. Scientists are studying whether it will reach Earth in 2068. Previous research had indicated that the probability of collision of this asteroid was only 2.7%. However, now this new apprehension has increased the tension of scientists.