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‘Demon’ asteroid the size of the Eiffel Tower to zoom past Earth Friday – Livescience.com

Apophis the asteroid will return in 2029.

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An asteroid the size of the Eiffel Tower will zip past Earth Friday (March 5) and be out of our planetary neighborhood until 2029. 
The space rock, dubbed Apophis (an ancient Egyptian demon), was first spotted in 2004 and won’t pose any danger to Earth
during this week’s flyby; it will travel past the planet at more than 40 times the distance from Earth to the moon
. But scientists are using this week as a dress rehearsal for the asteroid’s next pass, on April 13, 2029, when Apophis will get as…

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