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Scientists Say a ‘2068 Impact Scenario Is Still in Play’ for 1,000-Foot-Wide Asteroid – Yahoo Entertainment

A new report from the University of Hawaii has suggested that a 1,000-foot-wide asteroid named Apophis could hit the Earth in 2068.



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A new report from the University of Hawaiis Institute for Astronomy indicates that a 1,000-foot-wide asteroid called Apophis may pass very close to Earth in 2068.
While tracking the asteroid, which is named after the Egyptian god of chaos, scientists found it has sped up due to an orbital process called the Yarkovsky effect.
The new observations we obtained with the Subaru telescope earlier this year were good enough to reveal the Yarkovsky acceleration of Apophis, University of Hawaii astronomer…

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