The CEO of Space X and Tesla Elon Musk makes of a ‘colossal God of Chaos’ asteroid that NASA has deemed ‘potentially-hazardous’ to Earth. And a hypothetical possibility is that a ‘Big Rock’ that might hit the earth and can end the whole Human species in just one fell swoop.
That Monster Asteroid about which Elon Musk is talking is referred to as Apophis. This monster Asteroid is named after the Egyptian God of chaos. This Apophis is expected to come nearest 31,000 kilometers close to the Earth surface. After Elon NASA predicted that this close encounter would take place on April 13, 2029, when a light speck will appear in the sky, growing brighter and brighter as it streaks across. According to some perspective, this Apophis is going to travel as the width of the Full moon, and then it will get bright as the star, and it will be difficult for the naked eyes to see it. This 1000 foot wide monster will likely to sail harmlessly past earth.
Apophis is one of the asteroids which are fewer in the number, and these rarely pass this close to the earth surface. This is one of the rarest opportunity that comes on the scientist’s doorstep, with this doomsday scientists gets a chance to explore the surface of the asteroids and can study other details about it.
Marina Brozovic, a scientist at NASA’s JPL who works on the radar which observes object near to the Earth surface said in a statement that “[sic]The Apophis close approach in 2029 will be an incredible opportunity for science,” “We’ll observe the asteroid with both optical and radar telescopes. With radar observations, we might be able to see surface details that are only a few meters in size,” she added.
Apophis is counted in those 2000 currently known hazardous asteroid that can harm humans. According to Elon Musk, this monster rock is going to end the Human race. “No known asteroid poses a significant risk of impact with Earth over the next 100 years.” This is what NASA responded to Elon’s tweet about the threats from near-earth asteroids.