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asteroid Apophis not a risk to Earth for another 100 years

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    Well, that's good to know. NASA announced that the Earth is safe from 99942 Apophis for at least another century. This thing had been identified some time ago as one of the most potentially hazardous asteroids to our fragile planet. Recent radar observations have ruled it out the 1,000 foot asteroid. One that size could kill 10 million people, researchers say. Astronomers predicted that the asteroid would get really close to Earth in 2029, and perhaps in 2036 if it didn't hit us. Now it looks like we might be in the clear from this one, at least for now.