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Apophis asteroid may strike Earth in 2068: NASA

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 09:02

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.

Apophis asteroid will not hit Earth in 2036

Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013, 12:46

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

Asteroid Apophis much bigger than first thought

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 11:14

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.

Asteroid Apophis to whiz past Earth tonight

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 12:09

Apophis, an asteroid with an estimated diameter of almost three football fields (270m), will make its close approach to Earth this week.

Apophis asteroid not to strike Earth: Russian experts

Last Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 09:35

The Apophis asteroid is approximately the size of two-and-a-half football fields, and its orbit is slightly offset to that of Earth.

Asteroid Apophis to hit Earth on April 13, 2036

Last Updated: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 10:56

Russian scientists have predicted that asteroid Apophis is most likely to hit Earth on April 13, 2036.