The Mysterious Asteroid Apophis: Hazardous Asteroid, or Just a Passing Giant Space Rock?

Authors

  • Mohamed Salem Faculty of Engineering, MSA university, Giza, Egypt
  • Mohamed Said Faculty of Engineering, MSA university, Giza, Egypt
  • Hesham Osman Faculty of Engineering, MSA university, Giza, Egypt
  • Shahd El-Sedfy Faculty of Engineering, MSA university, Giza, Egypt
  • Nada Abdellah Faculty of Engineering, MSA university, Giza, Egypt
  • Ahmed Ibrahim Faculty of Engineering, MSA university, Giza, Egypt

Published:

2022-11-26

Abstract

Near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) are significant threat to Earth that have to be taken seriously. 99942 Apophis is a potentially hazardous NEA. The probability that Apophis would hit the Earth on April 13, 2029 is 2.7%. In this paper, a brief overview of the NEA Apophis is presented in order to highlight the risk of Apophis. In addition, this paper sounds the alarm to protect our planet from that threat or any other NEA.

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