NASA says the asteroid Apophis won’t collide with Earth in 2036.
“Our interest in asteroid Apophis will essentially be for its scientific interest for the foreseeable future.”
As of Friday, NASA had pegged the chances of Apophis impacting Earth on Easter Sunday in 2036 as 1 in 10.9 million.
However, close shaves with asteroids are a pretty common occurrence for Earth.
Apophis is an asteroid of significant scientific interest, though. The European Space Agency’s Herschel observatory, currently in orbit around Earth, made new observations of Apophis during its latest approach.