Apophis asteroid: Scientists calculate exact date and location of impact
You know it’s not good news when NASA says there’s a possibility that a space rock could impact planet Earth, and even more so when it’s huge. The asteroid that can fly to Earth and that is larger than the Eiffel Tower is called the Apophis Asteroid, after the Egyptian god of chaos.
Its trajectory shows that it travels about 31,000 km over the Earth’s surface and that there is a possibility that it will pass close to its surface.
To give you an idea, it is possible that the asteroid passes close to the communication and weather satellites in orbit, traveling at more than 40,000 km / h when passing Earth.
And in the event that the 27 billion kg Asteroid Apophis hits Earth, it could create a crater 1.6 km wide and 518 meters deep.
The impact would be equal to 880 million tons of TNT. All very disturbing, right? However, the only person who isn’t worried is SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who has already announced that if a large asteroid hits Earth, we can’t do anything about it. But now a group of scientists has calculated the date of the impact.
The real danger of Asteroid Apophis
NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has long warned that Apophis is a potentially dangerous asteroid found in our solar system.
Although the US space agency predicted the odds of a four-in-a-million collision during its close pass in 2036, some conspiracy theorists believe that the real dangers of this killer space body were not predicted.
As reported by the British newspaper Daily Express, scientist Michael Horn reveals that NASA was completely wrong in studying the trajectory of the asteroid Apophis and argues that a possible collision with space rock hazards could occur in the next ten years.
Horn says the asteroid could impact our planet in an area between the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Black Sea, located between Eastern Europe and Western Asia.
“Apophis will hit Earth on April 13, 2029 or April 2036 if it doesn’t deviate,” Horn told the Daily Express. “The asteroid Apophis will for sure impact Earth between the North Sea and the Black Sea on April 13, 2029, less in 10 years or April 13, 2036. I have a lot of information that we have corroborated so far with over 250 specific examples of what I would like to call prophetically accurate scientific information from the source. ”
Horn also said former NASA aerospace engineer Matthew Wieczkiwwicz and mathematician Harry Lear are key members of his research team.
In 2013, NASA calculated that the asteroid Apophis would not impact Earth. They ruled out the possibility of an impact in 2036. They considered the odds of the impact of the large space rock to be less than one in a million, so the only interest is purely scientific.
But they also made it clear that on April 13, 2029, the passage of the asteroid Apophis will go down in history due to the object’s proximity to our planet.
It can be observed with optical and radar telescopes. With radar observations, they can check its surface to a few meters in size.
Will NASA protect us using a planetary defense weapon?
NASA constantly tells us not to worry about the danger of asteroids, as it has been developing a planetary defense weapon for years to protect Earth from threats from space. The main purpose of this weapon is to deflect the asteroids from their original collision trajectory so that these space bodies quickly pass by the Earth without triggering a true apocalypse.
However, some experts believe that this planetary defense weapon will not work when it comes to fighting large asteroids like Apophis. According to these experts, bombing the asteroid is the only way to protect Earth if giant space bodies approach. But attacking the asteroids will cause radioactive fallout that will cause another kind of devastation.
Do you think Asteroid Apophis will end up impacting our planet?