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Apophis

the snake god; most important of demons. [Ancient Egypt. Rel.: Parrinder, 24]
See: Demon

Apophis

opponent of sun god Ra. [Egyptian Myth.: Benét, 43]
See: Night
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Melbourne, Feb 10 (ANI): Russian scientists have predicted that asteroid Apophis is most likely to hit Earth on April 13, 2036.
Asteroid 99942 Apophis, which measures about 300m across, will be visible from Asia and North Africa as it passes within 20,000 miles of the Earth.
In 2029 and 2036, the asteroid Apophis (named after the Egyptian god of darkness and the void), at least 1,100 feet in diameter, 90 stories tall, and weighing an estimated 25 million tons, will make two close passes by Earth at a distance of about 22,600 miles.
Washington, October 8 (ANI): There is some good news and some bad news for doomsday pundits, in the sense that the chances of asteroid Apophis colliding with Earth in 2036 has been recuded, but a new impact possibility of the same asteroid has come up in the year 2068.
With an estimated diameter of 560 metres, 1999 RQ36 is more than twice the size of the better-known asteroid Apophis, which has a 1 in 45,000 chance of hitting Earth in 2036.
Tiamat, Yamm, Mot, and Apophis, who represent chaos in Enuma Elish, Baal- Cycle, and Re-Apophis respectively, are embodied.
For comparison, asteroid (99942) Apophis is expected to approach Earth to within 0.
In January, the asteroid Apophis came within 9 million miles of Earth.
Apres s'etre approche de la Terre en janvier dernier, l'asteroide Apophis la frolera en toute securite en 2029: l'agence spatiale francaise veut en profiter pour aller l'etudier de pres, car un risque de collision n'est pas completement exclu pour 2068.
This asteroid, (99942) Apophis, will be visible to the naked eye as seen from the UK if the skies are clear.
An asteroid known as Apophis, which is about 1,000 feet wide and has the potential to wipe a nation off the face of the planet in a direct hit, is expected to come within 20,000 miles of Earth in 2029.
Although an impact with a large (~10 km) to medium (~300 m) sized, or diameter, asteroid is unlikely, still it is not negligible as the recent case of the asteroid Apophis has demonstrated.