The impact from an asteroid the size of Apophis, which is regarded as a threat to Earth, would be catastrophic. Photo: The impact from an asteroid the size of Apophis, which is regarded as a threat to Earth, would be catastrophic. Photo:
The impact from an asteroid the size of Apophis, which is regarded as a threat to Earth, would be catastrophic. Photo:

Design of probe unveiled to land on asteroid and protect Earth from catastrophic impact

The probe would land on Apophis, a 46 million tonne asteroid, and collect data to help develop a “solar sail” to prevent it from hitting our planet

The impact from an asteroid the size of Apophis, which is regarded as a threat to Earth, would be catastrophic. Photo: The impact from an asteroid the size of Apophis, which is regarded as a threat to Earth, would be catastrophic. Photo:
The impact from an asteroid the size of Apophis, which is regarded as a threat to Earth, would be catastrophic. Photo:
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