Asteroid Apophis will not collide with Earth in 2029

Scientists have reconsidered the likelihood of Apophis colliding with Earth in 2029.

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Twenty years ago, when the asteroid Apophis was discovered, many were horrified. Named after the Egyptian god of chaos, this celestial monster with a diameter of 340 meters had a 2.7% chance of colliding with Earth in 2029.

But, fortunately, further observations have reduced this probability to 1 in 100,000. Apophis is expected to rush past our planet on April 13, 2029 at a distance of 37,399 kilometers.

However, one disturbing possibility remained: what if Apophis collided with another space rock and changed its course, heading towards Earth?

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To allay these concerns, astronomers Paul Wiegert and Benjamin Hiatt conducted a thorough study. They analyzed the trajectories of 1.3 million known asteroids and found that there was no chance that Apophis could be redirected to Earth.

“Fortunately, no such collisions are anticipated,” study lead author Paul Wiegert, an astronomer at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, said in a statement.

“Even now that we know it’s on course to miss us by a safe margin, astronomers remain vigilant. It’s the asteroid we just can’t stop watching.”

Apophis no longer poses a threat to Earth, and we can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that we are not at risk of an asteroid impact in 2029.

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Jake Carter

Jake Carter is a researcher and a prolific writer who has been fascinated by science and the unexplained since childhood.

He is not afraid to challenge the official narratives and expose the cover-ups and lies that keep us in the dark. He is always eager to share his findings and insights with the readers of, a website he created in 2013.

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