- The massive space rock known as Apophis will pass by Earth several times in the upcoming decades.
- A collision with Earth has been ruled out for most of them, but one pass is still giving astronomers a reason to be nervous.
- When the rock approaches Earth in 2068 there’s a very slim chance it might hit us.
There are so many space rocks cruising around our Solar System that it’s hard to keep track of them, at least for those of us who don’t do it on a daily basis, but you’ve probably heard of the massive asteroid known as Apophis before. Apophis, also known as the “God of Chaos,” is an interesting object for a number of reasons, not least of which is the fact that astronomers haven’t been able to rule out the possibility that the rock may actually slam into Earth