Apophis Asteroid Threat Falls From Risk List

Animation of Apophis asteroid's 2029 close approach to Earth.
Credit: JPL/NASA
HOUSTON—Apophis, a 1,120-ft.-wide asteroid that was discovered in 2004, had raised concerns that its frequent Earth-crossing orbit could pose an impact threat. But that all went away on March 26, when 9994 Apophis, the object’s formal designation, was removed from NASA’s Sentry Impact Risk Table...

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