PIA23195: Asteroid Apophis

Asteroid Apophis


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This animation shows the distance between the Apophis asteroid and Earth at the time of the asteroid's closest approach. The blue dots are the many man-made satellites that orbit our planet, and the pink represents the International Space Station.

Background Info:

More information about asteroids and near-Earth objects is available at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target 99942 Apophis
System Near Earth Objects
Target Type Asteroid
Instrument Host
Host Type
Extra Keywords Color
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2019-04-29
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA23195
Identifier PIA23195