What If Apophis Hits Us In 2029?
There are millions of asteroids floating in our Solar System. Every year thousands of meteorites weighing about a pound fall on Earth. Usually we don’t see them, because they land in uninhabited forests or the ocean. However, in 2004 scientists discovered a really dangerous asteroid in space weighing more than 20-million-tons or 40-billion-pounds. The first observations show it has a 2.7% of chance of hitting us in 2029. If an asteroid this big hit the Earth, it would cause major devastation over the area it impacted. But what is the real chance of it hitting us, and what can we do to prevent big asteroids from hitting our planet in the future?