Asteroids and Comets
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NASA JPL Home California Institute of Technology Asteroid Watch NASA Scientists Find Moon, Asteroids Share History NASA and international researchers have discovered that Earth's moon has more in common than previously thought with large asteroids roaming our solar system. Read more (March 25, 2013) Recent News
Apophis is an asteroid with an slightly offset orbit to that of Earth's. Discovered in June 2004, astronomers have determined that it will make a very close flyby on Friday, April 13th, 2029, where it will pass to within 5 Earth diameters of us. The exact path the asteroid follows on its flyby in 2029 will determine whether it smashes into the Earth seven years later.
In summary : The Holidays got hold of me and I didn't get chance return as promised to deliver more movies and info. But I think it's perhaps time that I now take my leave of the stage and metaphorically pass on the the icy torch that is the story of the truly spectacular Comet Lovejoy. So I'll conclude here with a recap, and some final thoughts.