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Apophis: The asteroid we thought might hit us – Space.com

Even though the asteroid Apophis won’t hit Earth for at least another century, its scientific impact will be tremendous.

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On Friday, April 13, 2029, Earth will experience a dramatic close encounter with the asteroid
99942 Apophis. The 1,120 feet (340-meter) wide object will pass within just 19,000 miles (31,000 km) of our home planet a distance that brings it closer than…

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