Some Russian astronomers are recalculating Asteroid Apophis’s trajectory and now say that there is a strong possibility that it will slam into Earth on April 13th, 2036. The name Apophis was given to this asteroid, named after the Egyptian god Apep, aka “The Uncreator”.
Professor Leonid Sokolov of the Petersburg State University was quoted as saying, “Apophis will approach Earth at a distance of 37,000 to 38,000 kilometers on April 13, 2029. Its likely collision with Earth may occur on April 13, 2036,” during an interview with Russian state television and broadcast by the Russian RIA Novosti News.
Everyday more and more astronomers are waking up to the idea that perhaps the Earth is in danger. From this a summit will be held in July to discuss joining forces against these potential hazardous asteroids.
More to come.