ASTEROID APOPHIS

Asteroid Apophis 2029

Soon to come an asteroid that could kill us all, or perhaps only some of us. But what will it matter, all hell will have broken lose on earth anyway. The world is right in the path of this 1,500 foot Asteroid called Apophis.

On October 2005 it had been predicted that Asteroid Apophis will pass right below the altitude of geosynchronous satellites, which are at 35,786 kilometres (22,236 mi). This kind of near approach only happens every 1,300 years.

Apophis’ brightness will peak at magnitude 3.3, with a maximum angular speed of 42° per hour. The maximum apparent angular diameter will be ~2 arcseconds, so that it will be barely resolved by telescopes not equipped with adaptive optics.

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