Giant asteroid to fly past Earth tomorrow

Dubai - The space rock is nicknamed The God of Chaos.

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Published: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 9:40 AM

Last updated: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 9:49 AM

A giant asteroid named 'God of Chaos' will pass by the Earth on Saturday. But there's no fear or danger of it hitting our planet.

The asteroid Apophis is set to fly past Earth shortly after 1 am on Saturday.

According to the Mirror, the asteroid will come within 16,852,369 kilometres of Earth which is about 43 times the distance from the Earth to the moon.

Apophis measures 350 metres in diameter and is named after an ancient Egyptian deity. It will be visible from telescopes on Earth and will be within radar range of the planet.

The asteroid was discovered on June 19, 2004.

AFP file photo used for illustrative purpose
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