According to recent estimates by NASA scientists, the asteroid Apophis will approach Earth as close as possible on April 13, 2029. On this day, an asteroid with a diameter of more than 300 meters will enter low Earth orbit. Scientists from MIT have developed possible scenarios for the development of events, such as changing the flight path of Apophis and its collision with the Earth.
At the same time, experts currently offer two options for saving our planet from the approaching asteroid. So, according to the first option, it is proposed to launch a nuclear bomb into space, which will blow up Apophis. But then the Earth will be covered with debris full of radiation. Also, scientists are considering the option of sending a missile, in the collision with which Apophis will change its trajectory.