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Asteroid Apophis: Colossal 'God of Chaos' asteroid pictured ahead of tonight's safe flyby

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How to watch the Asteroid Apophis flyby tonight:

The space rock’s flyby will be broadcast live online by the Virtual Telescope Project.

The free stream, which is embedded above, will kick off at midnight.

Dr Masi said: “Apophis has been and still is ‘used’ as part of several catastrophic theories, which really do not have any reason to be.

“For us, it is just a very interesting rock and will offer a memorable show in 2029, when it will be visible by naked eye.”

Asteroid Apophis was first spotted in 2004 and, at the time, it seemed to follow a potentially worrying orbit.

Initial observations determined there was a small chance of the asteroid striking us in 2068.



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