The asteroid Apophis is forecast to pass Earth in 2029. Photo: Shutterstock
The asteroid Apophis is forecast to pass Earth in 2029. Photo: Shutterstock
Space

Asteroid with more force than biggest nuclear bomb to come close to Earth in 2029

  • Apophis’ path projected to be the planet’s closest encounter with such a large asteroid
  • Russian scientists say it could come close to the distance at which TV satellites orbit, but chances of striking one are tiny, according to Hong Kong experts

The asteroid Apophis is forecast to pass Earth in 2029. Photo: Shutterstock
The asteroid Apophis is forecast to pass Earth in 2029. Photo: Shutterstock
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