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A giant asteroid named 'Apophis-God of Death' will whiz by Earth in 2029

NASA data says the Earth has a date with an 1100 foot wide giant asteroid in 2019. It's named as 99942 Apophis, a Greek name for an Egyptian serpent god hell-bent on swallowing the sun. Apophis is going to miss Earth's margin by 19000 miles, but it will be a special moment for astronomers & other scientists. Apophis may even be visible to the naked eye as a bright spot of light. it is a representative of about 2000 known PHAs.