SCIENTISTS PLAN TO LAND ON APOPHIS, AN OMINOUS ASTEROID SET FOR A RARE EARTH FLYBY

© Provided by CNET Artwork of an asteroid approaching Earth. In 2029, Apophis will fly lower than many artificial satellites. NASA When the stadium-sized asteroid 99942 Apophis comes uncomfortably close to Earth on April 13, 2029, a team of South Korean scientists hopes to greet it in space and bring a sample back to Earth.  Apophis is classified as "potentially hazardous" due to its pr...

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