‘God of Chaos’ asteroid to pass near Earth

  • In 2029, a massive asteroid called 99942 Apophis will fly past earth at an approximate distance of 19,000 miles within the distance of some orbiting spacecraft.
  • Apophis is named after the Egyptian god of chaos.
  • The asteroid was originally discovered in 2004 by astronomers at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, which is located in Arizona.
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