Apophis

Doomsday: Has NASA confirmed the possibility of Earth getting hit by an asteroid?

Doomsday: Has NASA confirmed the possibility of Earth getting hit by an asteroid?

NASA detected the asteroid in 2004 and has been observing the celestial body for the past 13 years, finally concluding that the deadly strike may occur in 2036.

Nov 20, 2017, 13:46 PM IST
Huge asteroid Apophis is coming to Earth – How safe are we?

Huge asteroid Apophis is coming to Earth – How safe are we?

Apophis asteroid will speed past Earth on April 13, 2029, at just 18,600 miles away – which is less than one-tenth the distance between the Earth and the moon.

Jun 29, 2017, 10:58 AM IST

Apophis asteroid may strike Earth in 2068: NASA

The 325-metre asteroid 99942 Apophis that will safely fly by the Earth in 2029 and 2036, may strike the planet in 2068, says an article published on the NASA website.

Feb 26, 2013, 09:02 AM IST

Apophis asteroid will not hit Earth in 2036

The 300m-wide Apophis asteroid, which was set to strike Earth on 13 April 2036, will fly pass our planet, US astronomers have claimed.

Jan 14, 2013, 12:46 PM IST

Asteroid Apophis much bigger than first thought

ESA`s Herschel space observatory made new observations about asteroid Apophis as it approached Earth this weekend, showing it to be bigger than first estimated, and less reflective.

Jan 10, 2013, 11:14 AM IST