The spacecraft will not fly to an asteroid dangerous for the Earth
Scientists from South Korea have abandoned the study of an asteroid that will fly to Earth in 2029 due to technical difficulties.
Asteroid (99942) Apophis, with a diameter of about 340 meters, was discovered back in 2004.
The asteroid Apophis was approaching quite close to the Earth in 2013
scientists considered that there is a very small probability of an asteroid falling to Earth in 2068
The asteroid Apophis belongs to the class of Atons – space rocks potentially dangerous for the Earth and is under the scrutiny of scientists
“These will be much more realistic missions than the one planned for the asteroid Apophis,”
an asteroid was already approaching the Earth, which also poses a threat to the Earth, which belongs to the Aten class.