Impact possibility of Apophis increased


Please consider donating to Behind the Black, by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, as outlined in the tip jar to the right or below. Your support will allow me to continue covering science and culture as I have for the past twenty years, independent and free from any outside influence.

In a preprint paper [pdf] posted on the astro-ph website tonight, scientists have increased the odds, by one order of magnitude, that the asteroid Apophis will hit the Earth on April 13, 2036. Fortunately, these new odds remain low, at 1 chance in 4.5 million.

Share

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *