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Apophis impact ruled out for the first time

26 Mar 2021, 14:55 UTC
Apophis impact ruled out for the first time

NASA/JPL-Caltech and NSF/AUI/GBO

New observations of asteroid Apophis – thought to pose a slight risk of impacting Earth in 2068 – rule out any chance of impact for at least a century. After 17 years of observations and orbit analysis, ESA is removing the enormous asteroid from its Risk List.

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