Apophis asteroid

MIT researchers develop system that identifies best way to deflect incoming asteroid

Researchers at the Cambridge-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a system that could help identify the best type of mission for deflecting an incoming asteroid.

Feb 22, 2020, 09:29 AM IST

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 not to strike Earth: Russian experts

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

Aug 30, 2012, 09:35 AM IST