Asteroid to fly from 31,000 km in 2029

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NASA has revealed that a 340-metre-wide asteroid will “harmlessly” fly by Earth on April 13, 2029, about 31,000 kilometres above the surface. This is within the distance of some Earth-orbiting satellites and will make the asteroid visible to naked eye. Initial orbital calculations had revealed ‘Apophis’ had a 2.7% chance of impacting Earth but later observations ruled out that possibility.