Preparations for a huge asteroid called "The God of Chaos" have already begun, and according to NASA's calculations, it should pass near the Earth in ten years from now.
On April 13, 2029, people in the sky will be able to spot a small dot light passing over them, which will become brighter and faster with each passing moment. She will travel so fast that she will spend the entire length of the moon in just one minute and be bright as the stars in the sky.
It is an asteroid whose official name is Apophis, after the Egyptian god of chaos. The asteroid has a width of 340 meters and is one of the largest that ever passed near the Earth. NASA has already begun preparing for its arrival, which will be harmless as Apophis will pass to 30,000 kilometers from Earth.
The Apophis will pass far enough from Earth to cause damage to our planet, and close enough for NASA scientists to extract data from it. So far, NASA had a chance to observe smaller asteroids from a closer distance but never before had a larger asteroid been detected at this distance.
"The advent of Apophis in 2029 will be an incredible opportunity for science. We will observe the asteroid with optical telescopes and radars. Through the radars, we will be able to clearly see the surface of the asteroid, "said Marina Brozovic, a radar explorer and scientist at NASA.
The asteroid will be visible to the naked eye of the night sky above the Southern Hemisphere, passing through the east to the west coast of Australia. Then, Apophis will travel along the Earth, through the Indian Ocean to the United States. It will most likely come closer to Earth when it flies over the Atlantic Ocean, which will fly in just one hour.