new Delhi: Asteroid Apophis has the size of three football fields. Scientists discovered it in 2004. Scientists fear that it may hit the earth. Although the probability of collision is very low, but this fear can not be denied. The US space agency NASA has reported that the asteroid apophis is 1200 feet wide.
This width is approximately equal to the size of three and a half football fields. If it keeps moving towards the Earth at this pace, then it can hit the earth in 2068 after 48 years from today. Let's know how this Asteroid suddenly roamed towards the Earth while walking in a safe orbit.
Asteroid grew so fast towards Earth
According to the website Space.com, if a stone moving in space changes its path slightly from the heat of the sun, it is called the Yarkovsky effect. Its effect changes the direction and speed of the asteroid. Sometimes its speed decreases, and sometimes it becomes faster.
Scientists from all over the world are trying to find out by assessing the path, speed and damage caused by asteroid apophyses. Scientists said that the chance of it colliding with the earth is only once in 1.50 lakhs. But its correct information will be known only after 8-9 years, when it will come out from very close to the earth.
This will be a loss if it hits the earth
According to scientists, even before 2068, this asteroid will come out of the earth. NASA predicted that the asteroid apophyses would come out of the earth on 13 April 2029. This asteroid will pass 31 thousand kilometers from the earth. In the world of space science this distance is not very much.
If the asteroid apophyses hits the earth in the year 2068, it can bring great destruction. It can also happen that a large part of the earth is completely destroyed. If it falls into the sea, a very terrible tsunami may occur. If it hits the ground, many countries can fall prey to it.