In 2004 scientists discovered a large, near-earth asteroid named Apophis. Initially, it was predicted to impact the earth in 2029, leading to global devastation. Thankfully, it’s now expected to miss. Physicist Marina Brozovic from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains how her team used measurements and statistics to track the potentially catastrophic mass.
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This Asteroid Could’ve Caused an Apocalypse—Now It’s Barely Missing Earth